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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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A quiet day in Kotor, Montenegro

A quiet day in Kotor, Montenegro

Sep 17, 2018

After all our gadding about in recent days we thought a quiet day was called for today. I explored the intricacies of  the Montenegrin washing machine and James stitched a new patch on his famous hat. Then we set out to walk into Kotor, we thought it easier than driving and parking the car. Only

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Majestic Montenegro

Majestic Montenegro

Sep 16, 2018

Montenegro is a spectacular place, no two ways about it. We woke this morning to see even a huge cruise boat dwarfed by the mountains. Today was suppose to be quieter than yesterday, but hey we wanted to get out and explore more of Montenegro. We had a couple of recommendation to check out didn’t

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Mostar, Bosnia – we love it!

Mostar, Bosnia – we love it!

Sep 14, 2018

When we travel we always keep an ear open for good advice and tips from fellow travellers. And booking this Croatian holiday we followed the advice of a friend who had done a similar trip last year. Of course, us being us, we changed it around a bit and Mostar wasn’t really going to fit

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A day in Dubrovnik

A day in Dubrovnik

Sep 12, 2018

A sea of terracotta roofs, first light on ancient buildings and near deserted streets. That is our impression of an early morning in the old town of Dubrovnik. Of course there are the delivery trucks making the most of the limited time they are allowed in the old city, but we manage to overlook them.

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