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 in Vence. Now, aside from the old town, Vence is … Continue reading

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