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Monthly meanderings: May

Better late than never, the timing of this says something about just how busy work has been keeping me!.. Manic May seems an apt description! May started in a snowstorm in Tallinn… And ended…

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Monthly meanderings: April 

April is normally known for showers and the divine smell of petrichor. There wasn’t much of either this year.  Pretty much wall to wall sunshine. Chilly at times (and there was indeed hail…

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My monthly meanderings in March

Birthday month is easily the best month of the year. Not just because of birthday, but March also welcomes the start of spring. The evenings get lighter, British summertime arrives and it really…

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My Monthly Meanderings in February

February will always be better than January, and this year was no exception (thank goodness). A month that includes the following is good… …A luxury staycation at the Chewton Glen…. It’s where my obsession…

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My monthly meanderings in January

As usual January vanished in a blur, a good thing. Working in Luxembourg, inappropriately dressed for snow… Working even harder on one of my Christmas presents – a ‘paper-fold-your-own’ Taj Mahal… Touring Mr P’s…

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10 comedy travel moments 2016

Last year I enjoyed writing about the comedy and less than perfect travel moments of the year.  There’s always a few and they tend to be carefully curated out of the blog, or mentioned…

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December fun and frolics

December, what a marvellous month.  Our big discovery was the benefit of storing up annual leave until the last month of the year.  Then trying to use it up! I did 5 days of work, had…

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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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November fun and frolics

A bit of a strange month – I was manically busy right through the month but I didn’t seem to actually achieve a great deal! Aside from crazy hours, there was one other…

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October fun and frolics 

October was all about the W’s – work, weddings, Wales, winter watery stuff, wine… Work was the predominant activity in play for October.  I banked enough hours to not work again until at least…

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September fun and frolics 

After a crazy August, September arrived quietly and that was just fine… It felt like Autumn arrived overnight from August to September. I love those lovely chilly sunny morning walks to the station…

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August fun and frolics

August was a blink and miss it month… Long hours at work but thankfully many hours at play as well, making the most of the summer months, ahead of what will be a stressful…