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 http://www.lamaisondufrene.com in Vence. Now, aside from the old town, Vence is … Continue reading

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