2015

Flashback Friday Travel 39 – Jamaica

April in Jamaica was a splendid idea, I remember our trip very fondly indeed.  I must confess, I was nervous about going to Jamaica – it has a little more ‘edge’ to it than other bits of the Caribbean and Mr P had been there before when gang violence hit Kingston which is more excitement than I need.  But I am so glad we took a chance – we had a magnificent time.  I would go back in a heartbeat –…

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Places to visit again

Travel – it’s all about seeing somewhere new? Right or wrong? Well, I guess in some ways it is – it is fantastic to discover a new place and fall in love with it, and it is motivational to have a bucket list full of more amazing places still to visit.  But there is also something rather reassuring in returning to somewhere you know and enjoy and exploring it further, but with some local knowledge. My love affairs with Cornwall…

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Flashback Friday Travel Photo Memories 7 – Barbados

On the same trip we were in Antigua, we also hopped up to Barbados for another week in the sunshine.  This is the place that Dian Bay showed up, nice as it was!  We stayed at Almond Beach on this occasion – there were 2 resorts on the island, we went for the smaller one near to Sandy Lane.  Lovely room right on the beach.  I think Dian Bay spoilt us as it wasn’t busy and the people staying there…

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Flashback Friday Travel Photo Memories 6 – Antigua

We have this photo on a canvas print over our bed – I loved the view from our room and I still love looking at it!  This was my first time in the Caribbean and it was a wonderful trip.  Mr P was enjoying the perks of working in the travel industry and so we travelled comfortably and got some great deals on accommodation.  Just look at the colour of the water – stunning!  And the bougainvillaea – wow, they…

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Jamaica in pictures

A stunning time in Jamaica this April, in pictures And now to to put the words to the pictures…. BA fly from Gatwick to the Caribbean.  We’ve avoided Gatwick for years, T5 has become a bit of a safe haven and is 20mins from my parents house.  However we were pleasantly surprised with Gatwick.  Best bit – fast track security – it was really quick despite the airport being busy.  The lounge was also the standard offering, it was however…

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