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Barcelona, it was the first time that we met.

July 31, 2012

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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

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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

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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

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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

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‘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

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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

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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 […]