Monthly Archives: October 2011

Happiness is a £10 note!

On Saturday, The Telegraph ran an article in which it claimed that going on holiday came second in a survey of the top 50 things that make people happy, while booking a holiday came 14th.  Sounds about right to me. … Continue reading

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The Tuscan island of Elba is a little beauty

I was lucky enough to spend last weekend on the Tuscan island of Elba…  Flying into Pisa, it was a mini adventure from there to my final destination, involving two trains, a bus, a ferry and a car ride, but … Continue reading

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Switzerland’s a Winner

Congratulations to Switzerland, awarded the “Favourite European Country” title at the recent Guardian/Observer Travel Awards 2011! In my eyes, Switzerland’s been a winner ever since I first visited as a 15-year-old school girl and vowed that one day I would … Continue reading

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La Maison du Frene – remember the name

Last weekend, I popped over to the south of France, care of bmi baby from Birmingham to Nice and headed for the hills to stay at La Maison du Frene in Vence. Now, aside from the old town, Vence is … Continue reading

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