Europe Beyond the UK, walks

Domaine Des Ormes: The Return

We have had our second visit to Eurocamp visit to Domaine des Ormes and though there were a couple of problematic moments early on, a very good time was had by all and once again, the benefits of this large, well-equipped, sensibly designed site were on show. Our first Eurocamp holiday in Bénodet (specifically at the La Pointe St-Gilles campsite),…

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Europe Beyond the UK, sight seeing

Let the Holiday Begin!

We’re off for a week in France – as we’ve been doing for Summer hols the last few years. Breakfasts of croissants, bread & jam, ice cream on the terraced cafe, trips to the hypermarket and MAYBE ziplining. Maybe. Each year, I’ve learned a bit more about how to prep for self-catering holidays so each year, things are a bit…

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Banbury, books and media

Traveling While Hungry

One of the first things I do when planning a trip is to explore to culinary offerings where ever I am going. Food and travel are my two favourite ‘past times’ and I combine them whenever possible. Lately, I have another way to combine them. These days, I am quite often found – on a Monday morning – down at…

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Life in the UK, photo gallery, sight seeing

Looking Around Lichfield

A few weeks ago, we took a “staycation” and ended up doing more sightseeing and exploring than we have done on many trips to far more distant locales. It was fabulous. I’ll be writing it all up (been slack on that, I know) but in the meantime, a summation of our day trip to Lichfield, Staffordshire, UK. That’s without a…

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