Angela’s Springing Forward

weekend away with the friend

Normally, I wouldn’t be too enthusiastic about being woken by the alarm clock at 6 am on a Sunday morning, especially as this weekend the clocks went forward, meaning my brain thinks it’s only 5 am. But today, I’m on my way to Crewe to join the first ever “People’s Friend” holiday at Alvaston House hotel. And, in keeping with my mood, the weather is glorious, with scarcely a cloud in the sky.

The journey across the Forth on the magnificent Rail Bridge afforded stunning views of the Road Bridge and Queensferry Crossing, and we’ll shortly be arriving in Edinburgh Waverley, where I change for Crewe. I’ll be joining Kirsty, Margaret and Jacki, who will be old hands at this holiday lark, having been there since Friday, and I’ll be following on from “Friend” contributor Neil McAllister, who will be regaling our guests with tales from his travels later this morning. I’m sure he’ll go down a storm!

Keep watching this space for more news and updates from our weekend away!

Angela Gilchrist

Angela is Editor-in-Chief of “The People’s Friend” magazine. Her passions include cats, Highland ponies, good books, vegetarian food and long walks in the Scottish countryside. Her favourite place to get away from it all is the magical Isle of Skye.