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Barcelona, it was the first time that we met.

July 31, 2012


Devon – London – Paris – Barcelona – Lorca – Las Piedras Stage four: Barcelona to Lorca Stepping off the train in Barcelona, I was filled with a strange fear.  So very strange as I have spent much of my life in Spain, I love the country and the people, and have always felt at […]

In Paris when it sizzles.

July 30, 2012


Devon – London – Paris – Barcelona – Lorca – Las Piedras Stage three: Paris to Barcelona And sizzled it certainly did. We had a train to catch to Barcelona at 2035, so we were up early and out exploring Paris as soon as the sun rose.  A quick pain au chocolate and then straight […]

You are a star, Eurostar.

July 29, 2012


Devon – London – Paris – Barcelona – Lorca – Las Piedras Stage two: London to Paris Checking in with Eurostar  couldn’t be easier, great staff, great help and a really smooth service.  It seemed like we had hardly arrived at St Pancras before we were checking in and on our train to Paris.  We did […]

Letting the train take the strain.

July 29, 2012


Devon – London – Paris – Barcelona – Lorca – Las Piedras Stage one: Devon to London. We set off early on Tuesday morning from Newton Abbot; the train had hardly left the station before the first bucks fizz was poured, the smoked salmon bagels were munched and the ten year old said ‘are we […]

Island paradise? If you insist.

July 15, 2012


‘Let’s have a package holiday’ he said ‘somewhere with fun stuff for kids’. It seemed like the right idea, the 10 year old (who was then eight) deserved a kids focused holiday – plenty of action and things to do.  So, we three were agreed and off we went to get some brochures. We’d never […]

Sharing my adventures.

July 14, 2012


I noticed Conde Nast Traveller were looking for reader’s best holiday moments, I loved my recent visit to Slovakia, so I thought I would share. Imagine my delight to see it in print. So here it is, see what you think!     …. based on this success, I then sent in our adventures in […]

Glamping? Don’t mind if I do.

July 12, 2012


It was the annual football team get together, to celebrate the relative success of the season, to present awards key players and to reward hard work and dedication all year with a spot of R&R.  The team in question were under 10’s – the R&R had to suit them. That meant luxury weekend breaks or […]