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My top 10 travel highlights of 2016

What a year 2016 has been globally.  My top 10 highlights may well sound frivolous and privileged in a year when the world has been full of sadness, unrest and nasty surprises.  But they made us…

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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…

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Flashback Friday Travel 36 – The Cote d’Azur

It isn’t all high glamour and high prices on the Cote d’Azur – we had a fantastic week there in August 2012 and found relaxed and charming places to visit.  We did of course go…

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#Take12Trips – the first 3 months!

Goodness knows where the time went, but here comes April and we’ve already had a weekend warm enough for shorts and tshirt (followed 2 days later by needing hat, scarf and gloves for my morning commute) – the…

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Birthday weekend in Paris

I have quoted it many a time, but once more – ‘Paris is always a good idea’!  We visited in 2009 in September when the city was sultry and busy and ever since…

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Penelope and Parker in February

February has flown by at a terrifying speed… click here for the full flipagram of the best bits (needs a little time to load – the…) February with Penelope and Parker – *new* blog…

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Flashback Friday Travel Photo Memories 20 – Paris

Paris is always a good idea!  And as luck would have it we are back there next month – I cannot wait!  It’s just a long weekend, and it is bound to be…

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Where to in 2015?

Strangely for us, we haven’t made many plans for 2015 yet.  2014 was an epic year of travel – 39 flights including visits with Mr P to UAE, Dubai, Venice, Ireland, Northern Ireland,…

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Flashback Friday Travel Photo Memories – 2 – La Rochelle

Sailing, sailing, sailing, we used to do something water-based near on every weekend! On this occassion Mr P was sailing at a dinghy regatta with a friend in La Rochelle and I was studying for…

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Beautiful Eze – relaxed Cote d’Azur

The south of France was quite the discovery – it isn’t all $$$$$ and it can be relaxing and rustic – thank goodness. We’d long put it to the bottom of the list…