That's typical Benidorm, businesses here today and gone tomorrow. I think so many open with a loan and expect the business to finance that loan but it doesn't
We had a meal one time in a new restaurant in the new shops on the front on the way to Calle, a Bulgarian restaurant. I have no idea what we ate but it was very good, all served with a little sorbet between dishes. A very pretty waitress, her fellow who was the chef, and a formidable mother overseeing everything
When we went back it had shut
How can any of them compete with a full English for a couple of Euros?. Not that I would choose it, cheap bacon and sausage and the plate swimming in baked beans but I suppose it soaks up the alcohol
Early 50s my godmother took me to a Warners holiday camp on Hayling Island, off Portsmouth. I was homesick, and cried a lot
I remember a basic wooden shed to sit and sleep in, communal toilets and hand basins at the end of the block
We went on too trips, one a mystery tour that finished up at Wicksteed Park in Kettering - right next to my school and where we used to run around for cross country. Then a trip to Portsmouth to see Victory and where an American battleship was docked and open for visitors. Whist there I needed a pee and a sailor took me into the loos where there were just urinals, I remember him lifting me up so I could reach, and trying to pee
I would love to go on one of these weekends today at Butlins, Minehead, where they have themed weekends, rock and roll etc
My younger son got married in Portsmouth and we had the reception on Hayling Island. My son still lives in Portsmouth with his family.We used to go down to visit,but it's a five hour drive and got too much for us a couple of years ago.They come up half a dozen times a year.
We used to down to Gosport several times a year and many times went into Portsmouth. I loved the sea front at Lee on Solent. Our daughter and her husband lived there and we went to keep her company while he was away in the navy.