Europe

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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A few hours to explore Venice.

A few hours to explore Venice.

Sep 27, 2018

With just a few hours to explore Venice, we decided that we would let her show us her beauty, rather than having a detailed plan. We flew in this morning from Split and we are staying at a hotel near the airport, ready for our flight to Bristol in the morning. Our hotel manager had

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The Cotswold Way – A walk our way

The Cotswold Way – A walk our way

Jan 12, 2017

You may have heard that joke ” I love Summer in England, last year it was on a Monday”? Well we now have our own version of that joke. “We love England in Summer, last year it was on a Tuesday”. Tuesday 19 July 2016 to be completely precise. How do I know this? because

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Ischia to Praiano -how hard can it be?

Ischia to Praiano -how hard can it be?

Oct 22, 2016

Sometimes it just goes wrong. What should be a simple journey, turns into a drama. At these times I repeat our mantra (borrowed from The best ever Marigold Hotel) “It will be alright in the end and if it’s not alright it’s not the end”. Ischia to Praiano, they are both in Italy, both on the

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Two English Gardens

Two English Gardens

Sep 18, 2016

– Hidecote and Highgrove – There are very few things more magical than an English garden on a summer’s day. As an Aussie, I reckon I can just about get away with that line, my resident Pom, James, might have other thoughts as a non-gardener, but as the writer of this piece I am calling

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