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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 is the start of the ‘happy’ months of the year! Birthday came a day early as Mr…

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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 with luxury travel began, and it was a pleasure to return for Mr P’s birthday! … Weekends…

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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 office, defining a cool and practical work environment… Exploring a little more on our back door, with…

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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 in passing.  This year I’ve already had my first comedy travel moment (more later) and it reminded…

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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 a 12 day trip to India and Christmas off work too.  Now there are probably health warnings…

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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 smile, laugh and relax after some challenging years. Its been good for the soul.  I’m amazed we…

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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 similarity between October and November… I went to kareoke in both months having never been before. London…

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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 the new year. Thankfully the end of the month means the end of the really hard slog…

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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 and leaves falling from the trees, or the morning runs round the park. I don’t however remember…