Apr 09, 2020
When this is all over... Part 2
We’re all dreaming about the end of the lock down, when the world's safe again and we can all go out, hug our loved ones and enjoy whatever we love doing.
Over the coming weeks we’ll be putting out a series of blogs from all of us at TOG24, sharing with one another the places and things we’ll do from walking up Snowdon to walking the dog ‘When this is all over’
We hope you enjoy and share with us your plans over on
Sun, Sea and... Seabirds!
When this is all over I will be making plans to head to the north coast of Cornwall. Atmospheric in all weathers but at its best in the sun, the rocky headlands, blue seas and golden sands of Cornwall have been a draw for me since my first caravan holiday there at 6 weeks old. Aside from the work of the tides and the formidable power of the sea, the coves and beaches remain unchanged over the years. It is my place of reflection. As a child it was all about the beach, as an adult, it is all about the path and the rocky outcrops in between. Only ever five minutes away from the crowds, the coastal path offers wind in the hair, air in the lungs and life is put in perspective. Accompanied by the sound of the ocean and the seabirds, it is my perfect place to walk, talk and share with loved ones.
Sophie - Grantham Store Assistant
Ice Cream Memories
When this is all over, the place I want to go is Tenby, Pembrokeshire in South Wales. I visit almost every year in the summer with my family, so many happy memories have been made here. We have recently been staying in Saundersfoot, a quaint little town right next to Tenby. A couple of years ago, my father and I discovered a wonderful coastal walk, finishing at the Wisemans Bridge Inn. So, after a long fresh scenic walk, breathing in all that sea air, we sit down and have an ice cold drink whilst soaking up the sun! Then, on the way back we get an ice cream... because lets face it, it would be rude not to! 😄🍦
Katrina - Castleford Store Keyholder
Oh, Otta life!
When this is all over the place I most want to go is Mull. This beautiful island is situated just off the west coast of Scotland in the Inner Hebrides. When I visit I just become lost in all the wonders that I am privileged enough to see and photograph. Around every corner is an amazing view, rugged mountains, crystal clear sea lochs, white sandy beaches, Mull has it all. But for me it is the amazing wildlife that makes me go back time after time. Sitting, quietly, watching intently, enjoying the great outdoors in all its glory is something that never loses its magic. Can't wait for lock down to end!
Andy - Mansfield Store Manager
Dogs, Balls, Doughnuts
When this is all over we would love to go to Lytham St Annes. This is where we escape to when we have the chance because of the beautiful stretch of beach. You can walk down to the sea and collect shells on the way. Our daughter Millie loves it because there is so much space to play football and write her name in the sand. Our dog Holly loves it as she can chase her beloved tennis ball and go swimming (when we finally get to the sea!!)
After the beach we go to get a bag of warm doughnuts and an ice cream and then make our way to Lytham Windmill
We sit on the grass and enjoy the atmosphere around us. Children flying kites and kicking football's and dogs running around barking after their tennis balls.
The perfect day!!!
Natalie - Bolton Store Keyholder
Going for Gold!
When this is all over... I will complete my final expedition for my Gold Duke of Edinburgh award in Snowdonia. Over the course of my DofE experience, I have walked nearly 300km and camped in a leaky tent for 20 nights to complete my award and raise some money for a local homeless charity. But for now, the village dog walks will have to do... I will never complain about the blisters and heavy rucksacks again!
Louise - Evesham Store Assistant
Fish n Chips n Rabbits
When this is all over I would love to go back to Windermere in the Lake District. Breathtaking views with natural beauty gives you the sense of escape, freedom with not a care in the world.
A great way to take in all the scenery and explore more of the Lake District is on the lakeside cruise which takes you to Bowness (home of Peter Rabbit!), Ambleside (which has a lovely fish and chip shop!) and lake side where you can take a ride on the Haverwaite steam train.
Greg - Walsall Store Manager
The Holy Coast
When all this is over I would like to go back to Holy Island on the the Northumberland coast. I love going there with my wife's family, last year we all rented a cottage for a few days and it was amazing.
Rachel - Newcastle Store Assistant
The Hills Have Thighs
When this is all over I can get back to enjoying great days out on the Lake District trails and even the local fells. Running around the block for half an hour just doesn’t cut it.
Barry - Area Manager North West