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Posts from the ‘France’ Category

10
Feb

Romantic Breaks in Europe


I’m not a fan of Valentine’s Day. It feels more like a commercial ploy to fill the space between Christmas and Easter than a day for people to demonstrate their love for one another. I prefer little gestures throughout the year; bars of my favourite chocolate delivered to my couch, spontaneous weekend lunches, home-cooked dinners and flowers, simply because.

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28
Jan

The Ultimate Ski Breaks

DSCN0600I may not be the best skier in the world, but I love it. Standing on top of a mountain, blue skies above, glistening snow at your feet and a litte voice in your head saying “Are you really going to this? Throw yourself down the side of a mountain?”   Read more »

16
Jan

Family Summer Holidays

I know it seems a bit premature to be talking about summer holidays, but believe me, if you want to get a good bargain for yourself and your family, you need to be looking now! Read more

2
Oct

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

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Some of my best holiday memories are those I’ve had with the girls. Admittedly, these trips are less frequent now, but they are just as fun. Read more »

12
Jun

Glamping Around Europe

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Glamping (glamour camping) has made camping fashionable again. Gone are the tatty caravans, weatherworn and rusty, adjoined by a dilapidated concrete block, decorated with cobwebs and a dubious black liquid seeping from the crevices in the walls. The sign ‘Bathrooms’ balances precariously on a rusted nail on the rotting door. Read more »

5
Jun

Summer Festivals around Europe

Photo Credit: Camp Bestival

Photo Credit: Camp Bestival

 

It would be easy to move from one city to another, crossing countries and continents, taking in a festival of one kind or another every day of the year. Summer is the crest of the wave, taking advantage, no doubt, of the dry fields and grassy verges on which pagodas, tents and stages are erected in preparation of a day, weekend or even week long festivities. Read more »

9
Apr

Affordable Family Summer Holidays

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The days are longer and while it’s cold outside, the temperature is, ever so slowly, rising. I can see buds on the apple trees and the blue tits who have taken up residence in our birdhouse are frantically putting the finishing touches to their new abode. Summer is coming and it’s about time too.  Read more »

27
Mar

Ideal Family City Breaks

Photo Credit: Amsterdam Tourism

Photo Credit: Amsterdam Tourism

I remember being around 5 years old, standing on a roadside, beside a car, changing out of my pyjamas, while looking up at the skyscrapers of New York. Dad had driven us from Cape Cod in the early hours of the morning and I’d awoken to the sounds and smells of a city bigger than I could ever have imagined. Read more »

13
Mar

Travelling With Brendan Harding


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One of the best things about being a travel writer is the people you meet. When you’re abroad you tend to be more open to chatting to complete strangers, well at least I am. The world seems friendlier when you’re on holidays, perhaps it’s the sunshine and leisurely liquid lunches, either way, it’s refreshing and one of my favourite things about travelling. Read more »

13
Feb

Love Is In The Air

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I don’t subscribe to Valentine’s Day. Not because I don’t believe in romance, on the contrary, I believe in spontaneous romance. Read more »