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10 reasons to visit: Tallinn

Tallinn is one of the prettiest cities I have visited thus far. It is easy to enjoy – unspoilt by mass-tourism and small enough to get the best of in a long weekend. It…

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Lisbon city retreat: Palacio Ramalhete

We arrived at our Lisbon palacio at 12.01. I know this because I glanced at my watch. The sun was ‘past the yard arm’ and I gladly accepted a welcome glass of bubbles.…

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Boutique seaside stay: Villa Cascais

We flew to Lisbon, straight from a busy week at work in need of a chilled few days. In fact Mr P met me at the airport having just flown in from Sweden,…

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10 reasons to visit: Lisbon & Cascais

Lisbon gets my vote for a spring city break. A short flight from London. It was somewhere neither of us had been to before.  And it’s by the sea.  Not hot weather per se, but warm enough to be out…

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Yachting adventures in the Canaries

Mr P did some vital yachting holiday research for us in October… Too kind!  I was manic with work and made a passing comment suggesting he go away with his best buddy somewhere nice and leave…

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Lazing in the Languedoc 

What a gorgeous lazy time we had in the Languedoc, the benefit of doing no research…  Aside from booking the hotel, all I knew was that Carcassonne was nearish to where we were going and that…