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Posted on October 31st, 2014 at 2:02 AM by happyguestslodge.co.uk

The continental breakfast is a product of the cultural exchanges between Europe and the U.S. A watered-down version of the heavy breakfasts that dominated tables in these continents, the continental breakfast has become a standard meal in most hotels around the world.

Slate’s L.V. Anderson asks an interesting question: “What makes a continental breakfast…well, ‘continental?’” Depending on who you ask, “continental” can either refer to mainland Europeans or the Thirteen Colonies that formed the United States. In this case, however, the first definition applies. (more…)

Posted on October 29th, 2014 at 1:58 AM by happyguestslodge.co.uk

Northwich has big plans for the coming years, starting with next year’s calendar.

With full support from the local populace, Visual Arts Cheshire recently released a 2015 calendar featuring the sights and sounds of this quaint medieval hamlet as witnessed through the seasons. All images were taken by local photographers, who hope to share the beauty of Northwich with the world. The calendar can be obtained from select establishments like the town library and the Weaver Hall Museum. (more…)

Posted on October 27th, 2014 at 1:48 AM by happyguestslodge.co.uk

From Liverpool, North Wales is just on the other side of the Wirral Peninsula. At one point in time, hovercraft made regular trips between New Brighton and Rhyl, a popular seaside resort in North Wales. However, for many reasons, the trips became less frequent until they eventually ground to a halt.

Today, in response to the growth of tourism in Rhyl and North wales in general, two hovercraft operators have expressed interest in restoring the sea route. The project, according to reports, may cost around £10 million and cut the travel time from the 90-minute land route to just 20 across the sea. If everything goes according to plan, the route may enter service as early as December 2015. (more…)