One thing that England does well is public holidays. May is particularly fortuitous with May Day the first Monday of the month and Spring Bank holiday the last Monday of the month. Needless to say, we had spotted these dates way back in January and decided to make the most of them.
Initially we were undecided about the May Day break, but after a quick search on the Eurostar website, we decided that Belgium by train would be a great way to spend the weekend. It involved a bit more of a mad dash to get to London St Pancras than catching a flight from Gatwick, but less of the rigmarole that plane travel necessitates.
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