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Highlights from the Norwegian High Seas!

Highlights from the Norwegian High Seas!

Jan 24, 2019

Here we are on our way back down the Norwegian coastline. And sitting in our cabin nursing a Hurtigruten cold, I thought I would amuse you with some of our Norwegian cruising highlights. What have we loved? Well, we both adore Norway, and the Norwegian people are a friendly welcoming bunch. Whilst I have relished

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Christmas Wreath Making

Christmas Wreath Making

Dec 7, 2018

  Snipping away at a pile of assorted greenery. Arranging my pieces to my own design in a pre-made moss wreath, and chatting as I go. I am utterly in seventh heaven. Oh, yes and throw in a festive mince pie and the bliss is complete. I am attending a Christmas Wreath making workshop, run

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Turning on the Christmas Lights!

Turning on the Christmas Lights!

Nov 28, 2018

Lights, Lights, Magic Lights, Stop the White Witch NOW! Lights, Lights, Magic Lights, Stop the White Witch NOW! Yes, we stood there in  the middle of a huge crowd of parents and children chanting this rhyme. Fortunately, or unfortunately for James, I am a big kid at heart and got totally into the spirit of

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A month in Asia?

A month in Asia?

Nov 25, 2018

We were asked a question this morning; about where we would recommend visiting for a month in Asia. Specifically Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. I got so jolly carried away with my answer, surprise, surprise! James suggested I turn it into a post. So here are our top places for a month in Asia. Thailand Bangkok

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Brighton : I’ve changed my mind!

Brighton : I’ve changed my mind!

Nov 14, 2018

Okay I’ll admit it I use not to be a fan of Brighton. Shock! Horror! James asked me only the other day, why? Well quite simply it harks back to my days in London. When I was much younger and over here doing the London thing, as us Aussies do. One day I got homesick

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The Great Sunday Lunch off – The Conclusion

The Great Sunday Lunch off – The Conclusion

Nov 12, 2018

Well, we thought it was going to be easy to decide. But no, our Great Sunday lunch-off in Yardley Hastings was a tough one. Our first Sunday lunch was the thatched beauty of The Red Lion and the next contender was the village charm of The Rose and Crown. Both of their Sunday lunches in

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The English Aga

The English Aga

Oct 30, 2018

An Aga is as quintessentially English as a cream tea or a thatched country pub. But until this trip I had never really been on first name terms with one. I had boiled the odd kettle on my sister-in-law’s Aga but never actually cooked on one. Until now. Our first housesit in Devon had a

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Castle Ashby Gardens

Castle Ashby Gardens

Oct 20, 2018

As we are staying on the Castle Ashby Estate in Northamptonshire we thought we should go and visit the gardens. So this morning as it dawned fine and sunny we put the leads on the hounds and headed out. The route looked delightfully straight forward on the map, so we left the map behind. Big

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Exploring rural Northamptonshire

Exploring rural Northamptonshire

Oct 15, 2018

After a few wonderful days being outrageous spoilt by our great mates in Stratford-upon-Avon, we have started a new housesit.  Our three week sit is in a tiny, village deep in Northamptonshire (abbrev.Northants). Where is Northants? Even some of our English friends look thoughtful and have to ponder that one! It is a landlocked county bordered

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Op-Shop Strategy

Op-Shop Strategy

Oct 6, 2018

We read about “The Op Strategy” on one of our Nomadic Lifestyle blogs and were keen to give it a go. What is the Op Shop Strategy? Let me explain. When you are travelling through different seasons it is hard to pack for every eventuality. Especially, whilst keeping your suitcase under the magic 20 kilos. So

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Welcome to England!

Welcome to England!

Sep 29, 2018

I love England. From the moment I first saw it as a little girl of 11, looking out of the window of the plane, I have been a fan. But I am realistic and I didn’t expect to be greeted by good weather. Wrong! England turned on a balmy day of sunshine and 24C to

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Sobra – just enough and not too much!

Sobra – just enough and not too much!

Sep 20, 2018

“You can visit the National Park. You can hire a car. You can explore a cave……” As we disembarked from our ferry at Sobra, our lovely airbnb hostess was very keen to make sure that we had plenty to do while we were on the island of Mljet. She was slightly perplexed as we tried

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