When we heard that the newly renovated Tewkesbury Park Hotel was offering a Canine Retreat Package, complete with doggie treats, ‘Dogs Dinners’ and more, we just had to pay a visit. Set in 163 acres of Gloucestershire parkland, with its own 18-hole golf course, it sits in a slightly elevated position with lovely views of the Cotswold and Malvern hills plus glimpses of Tewkesbury town and its abbey. Barney liked the view.
Slap bang in the heart of England, a visit to Staffordshire can be as busy or as laid-back as you want it to be. Even if you stay in the middle of the countryside, you’re never far from a busy tourist attraction you can hop off to, to fill a day out. We made our base in the Staffordshire Moorlands in the excellent self-catering Foxtwood Cottages.
Barney doesn’t get shampooed very often. He’s more a hose-me-down quickly before I dart off type of dog. But there are some things that even a hose on its highest power setting can’t budge. And, if your dog’s a fan of rolling in fox poo, you’ll know what I’m talking about. Fox poo has its very own kind of foul, lingering smell. It’s one that water alone certainly can’t shift – and that some dog shampoos don’t eliminate either.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
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World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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