Gloucester Fortnight

YHA Welsh Bicknor The background to our fortnight in Gloucester was that we were booked to do a raw food (which is a NOT cooking) course there. My husband had seen Deborah Durrant at the 2013 London Vegfest and signed us up to do her hands-on Feast program. The course...

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Brighton England

What to do in Brighton - 2014 Beach huts on the Promenade My husband has a 90 year old aunt who lives in North London. We go across to visit regularly. She loves having us come over. She also doesn't love having us around. She's lived alone her entire adult life. She...

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York England

Traveling in York - 2014 Gates to York The main reason for us heading up to York was because my other half is a serious model railway enthusiast. Our coffee table at home houses tracks and locos. The whole setup actually works. Lights go on and his trains move around...

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Glasgow

Travel in Glasgow in 2012 This blog is posted in three parts, each post a week apart. Argyle Arcade I've visited - Glasgow - before and been in transit through the city a few times. It's one of my favourite cities, so when a friend came back from visiting...

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Scottish Coastal trip + Orkney Island

Travel the Scottish Coast and Orkney Islands in 2012 Aberdeen beach front on a sunny day  This blog is posted in three parts, each post is one week apart. I have spent a fair amount of time in Aberdeen, Scotland, as my husband works in the marine oil...

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Mauritius

Travel in Mauritius in 2005 Room Le Méridien Hotel This blog is written in two parts. Mauritius is the Miss World of holiday destinations. Think - blue skies, palm fringed white soft sandy beaches, unending days of warm sunshine, crystal clear waters and warm friendly...

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Weekend in Perthshire Scotland

Travel in Perthshire Scotland in 2012 Dundarach Hotel This blog is posted in two parts. They have an annual theatre festival in the village of Pitlochry in Perthshire, Scotland. My husband and I decided to take a long weekend, see a few shows and explore...

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Thailand

Travel in Thailand in 2007 Thailand is a three part article. Part 2 - follows next week and Part 3 the week after. Buddhist shrine on street in Bangkok People come back from Thailand raving about the place. I have friends who visit Thailand annually. One guy...

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Ireland

Travel in Ireland in 2010 Village of Cong in Connemara area I've written our Irish road-trip in three parts. Next week and the week after I will continue the series. You hang out from the top of Blarney castle to kiss the stone We've seen a fair amount of England...

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India

Travel in India in 2006 The ubiquitous Tuk Tuk India blog is a 3 part series. Next week I will post Part 2 and the week after Part 3. Heritage accommodation I visited India in 2006. Although it could have been 1706. Almost every place I have visited has been somewhat...

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Greece

Travel in Greece in 2002 Parthenon Before he met me, my husband would take his annual holiday in Greece, every single year, for nearly a decade. He's not alone. There are plenty Grecophiles who migrate to the same island and the same hotel, to hopefully have the same...

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Buenos Aries

Travel in Buenos Aries Argentina in 2004 Falklands war veterans protesting The first backdrop to this trip was that South Africa had been the victim of an alleged move done by bankers at Deutche Bank around 2002 that caused the value of the South...

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Paris

Travel in Paris in 2008 The Paris blog is done in 3 parts which I post weekly. Eiffel Tower Some say Paris is The City of Love. Others call it The City of Light. Paris is a lot of things to a lot of people. It's also the biggest tourist destination in the world....

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Croatia

Travel in Croatia in 2006 Dubrovnik Dubrovnik Most countries are blob shaped. Croatia is completely different. It has a long narrow strip of coast and then it takes a right turn and has another long thin piece of inland country. Which gives it a sort of upside...

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The Netherlands

Travel in The Netherlands in 2012 Free shuttle bus from Schipol to Ibis I wasn't actually going to write about this trip because it was such a blur. Our trip to Belgium was hectic but we did get to do a little sightseeing. However this trip, was on-the-go from start...

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Highland Games

Highland Games in 2012 I've often wondered what it would be like to watch Highland Games. Scotland has many descendants living across the globe. Making Arbroath smokies Lassies being judged on their Highland Fling Consider that 4.8 million Americans, 4.7 million...

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Scotland road trip Aberdeen to Edinburgh

Scottish Road Trip in 2012 This is Part 1 of a 4 part series. Links to the other posts are at the bottom of the page. Union Street I recently had a Swedish friend over to visit in Scotland. Aberdeen has (sort of) become my second home so I don't always view the city...

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Belgium

Travel in Belgium in 2012 Eurostar train times ex London This was a whistle stop trip as we only had two nights and three days in Belgium. The point of the visit to Belgium was essentially for my husband to look at boats. Fortunately Belgium is a small country making...

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Holland

Holiday in Holland in 2011 Station Centraal Amsterdam On the KLM airplane to Holland, the first thing I noticed was how jovial the Dutch passengers were. The people in the row in front were leaning over their seats, chatting to the people next to me and laughing. A...

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Dubai

Travel in Dubai in 2009 The Creek, Dubia We didn't initially think of going to Dubai. However, since Emirates Air appear to be one of the better and more affordable airlines for economy class flights, we decided to throw in a three day stop-over in Dubai en route to...

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