Category Archives: Travels

Burned out and in need of a complete break?

I have to confess, I feel burned out and in need of a break…  it’s been non-stop this summer, keeping up with work commitments, as well as all the excitement and essential TV watching generated by the Jubilee and Olympics, … Continue reading

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Introducing “An aukward® case” – Stylish iPad covers, 100% British, the perfect travel accessory

‘An aukward® case’ is a brand new British-made iPad cover, designed and lovingly made by hand here in the UK, which is both beautiful and functional, offering your iPad all-round protection. The first thing a lot of people ask us … Continue reading

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Sunny Elba last week, rainy Cotswolds this week…

As the rain lashes my office window, it’s hard to believe that this time last week I was enjoying a flying visit to sunny Elba…  And look what the weather’s doing there now: If only… With thanks to Hotel Ilio … Continue reading

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Hurrah! My local is second best hotel in South West…

I’m ridiculously proud that the Manor House Hotel in Moreton – the little hotel at the other end of the High Street from me, no less – took silver at the South West Tourism Excellence Awards last night, beating some … Continue reading

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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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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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