Love a Belfast and Memphis duck at Christmas

Or at any time of the year but this season when the turkey is celebrated as king of the birds, let’s hear it for the duck.

And Hastings Hotels, who by popular demand, have released the back story of their rubber duckies.

If you haven’t stayed in a Hastings hotel then why?

If you have or are a regular reader of this blog then you’ll know how much of a fan I am of Hastings.

Having enjoyed a memorable stay at the Grand Central Hotel.

Which anyone who knows Belfast will recognise for its seahorse symbol, your compass for the city.

And then there’s the Europa Hotel where I enjoyed a cabaret jazz night in the company of Van Morrison…

Which you can read here… https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/belfastvanmorrison/. I do love Belfast and adopted Belfast boy Son and Heir even more…. https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2019/10/07/hastings-ulster-hotels-will-cure-your-snoring.

And https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2019/07/31/a-carer-sharer-belfast/

Hastings (and now I) have a flock of rubber ducks ranging from Rory Quackilroy to Duck of Thrones.

Although I still think that having had Prince Charles and Camilla visit they should bring out a Duck and Duckess of Cambridge.

Now there’s something about ducks which brings out the big softie in me… it’s something about the big lips. And this video is gorgeous… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlQ05_6jyHM

And my love for the Donald from my visits to Disney World in Orlando and Disneyland in Anaheim.

But there’s another hotel which instantly comes to mind when I think of Hastings.

And fear not Hastings you have the Irish pond all to yourselves.

I refer, of course, to the Memphis Peabody Hotel ducks in America.Which you can check out at http://www.peabodymemphis.com

These are some quackers thoughts from America… https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/disney-why-i-love-the-donald/

And https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/the-promised-land-martin-luther-king/ Or https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2019/07/03/disneystarwarsopening-stair-wars/.

While https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2019/06/05/in-new-duck-related-news-2/ and https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2019/06/03/in-more-duck-related-news-2/ and https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2019/06/01/in-other-duck-related-news/

Which their Duckmaster parades through the Tennessee city’s hotel lobby.

The Duckmaster

So here’s a big shout-out to all our feathered friends in all their guises.

And a recommendation for a great Christmas present, a voucher for Hastings Hotels… www.hastingshotels.com.

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