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In search of sunshine – Tenerife

Normally in January we book something long haul and outrageous but this year we didn’t quite get around to it!  In early Feb we worked out we could squeeze in 3 days leave and so get away for 5 days adding the weekend.  We needed sun, a short flight and safety… The…

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Flashback Friday Travel 38 – Oman

Oh – man, or ooo – man – whichever way you say it, Oman is an incredible place to visit – a stunning coastline, beautiful mountains and dunes and some incredible hotels.  We rounded off a busy year of travel in 2012 with a week in the Sultanate of Oman.…

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The Chedi Muscat

The Chedi Muscat had sat on my bucket list for a long time, well before this little blog and we treated ourselves to a visit a few years back!  Happily the whole experience was as good, if not better, than the reviews said!  It is an iconic hotel – not least this…

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Country weekend at The Crown Inn

#Take12Trips got off to a splendid start this weekend! We enjoyed a thoroughly relaxing time at The Crown Inn, in Elton, on the Cambridgeshire / Northamptonshire border. I hadn’t been able to arrange the Parker diary to visit in December as hoped so we had been looking forward to a wintery…

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Autumn visit to Greece

Greece – well finally I’ve found where future sunshine mini breaks will be!! I’ve only ever heard about the party islands or the gilded resorts on Santorini and so had crossed these off the preferred visit list. I wanted to enjoy the real and rustic country, in luxurious surroundings! Thankfully…

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A great dame – the Chewton Glen

As my husband will confirm, I often ask him the question ‘when can we stay at the Chewton Glen next’ followed swiftly by the statement ‘i’d really like to stay in a treehouse there’…  In fact he might go so far as to say I sound like a broken record!…

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An Arabian Adventure

The year before last we went to Oman and loved the climate, the culture, the people and the hotels!  We had the taste for this part of the world and this year visited Abu Dhabi and Dubai, not just for the dates, which are in plentiful supply!…. Neither my husband nor I…