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We enjoyed a pleasant afternoon in the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery. The museum houses some interesting galleries and displays; Spitfire Gallery, a Staffordshire Hoard display, natural science display, archaeology, local history along with galleries displaying art, design and ceramics.
The museum also has a cafe that serves delicious sandwiches and cakes, although we didn’t sample [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jan 29th 2024

We enjoyed our last breakfast in Malta before checking out of the hotel and leaving our cases with the concierge. Our taxi to the airport was due around 1pm leaving the morning free.

We walked into Valletta to visit Muza, the National Museum of Art, which is housed in the Auberge d’Italie. The Auberge building needed [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Nov 30th 2023

After breakfast we set off on another bus adventure, this time to St Paul’s Bay to visit Malta’s National Aquarium. During our hour-long journey, we saw many different styles of architecture, landscapes and neighbourhoods.
The aquarium is split up into different zones that feature both marine life and the history and hidden treasures of Malta. There [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Nov 29th 2023

We were up bright and early for a 7am breakfast in order to catch a minibus from outside the Phoenicia Hotel. At this time of day, the breakfast room was a lot quieter and more civilised.
We arrived at the collection point outside the Phoenicia Hotel in plenty of time. We waited and waited but there [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Nov 22nd 2023

The buffet breakfast was excellent with a full selection of both continental and cooked breakfast options including traditional Maltese options. Also available were items that needed cooking to order such as pancakes, omelettes and fried and poached eggs.
Comfortably replete, we left the hotel and walked down the hill towards the Templar Memorial and the siege [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Nov 17th 2023

A brief history quoted from an information pack in our room at Bank House:
Described by Nikolaus Pevsner as one of the finest houses in King’s Lynn, Bank House was built in the early 18th Century for one of the King’s Lynn’s many rich and successful merchants. The house is Grade II* listed and is recognised [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Nov 2nd 2023

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