Author Archives: Nicola Dunkinson

The Festival of Lights…

I was in Mauritius during Diwali, or the Festival of Lights as it is also known.  During the festival celebrations clay pots are filled with oil and burnt overnight in households symbolising the power of good over evil.  The first evening I was there I stumbled across a free open air dance performance, put on as

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Green Fingers….

Having been on the waiting list for a local allotment for two years, Matt and I were very excited when a plot became available last November.  We’ve  just had our first ‘season’ of growing and have been pretty successful, I think!  Not being particularly green fingered it has opened my eyes up to how straight

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The Pig Hotel, Brockenhurst

The Pig Hotel is the perfect country retreat, hidden away in the New Forest in the village of Brockenhurst.  There are 29 elegant bedrooms in this very chic country house along with a ‘potting shed’ and ‘shepherds hut’, which have been turned into treatment rooms.  The shabby chic decor gives that perfect country feel and the

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Campervan Living….

I love spending time with my husband Matt down on the South West coast of England in our campervan.  We quite often go to North Devon and stay in campsites around Croyde and Woolacombe, our favourite being Incledon Farm campsite.  It’s a working farm with chickens roaming freely and the farm cat prowling around.  With

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Antigua from the road…

I love getting glimpses of the places I visit on the road, you get to see areas that you might not normally visit especially somewhere like the Caribbean.  A bus journey in Antigua gave me a new perspective of the island.  I love spotting the different coloured houses and stalls on the streets.  Seeing people sitting

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Welcome to Mexico….

Cancun as a holiday destination has the best of both worlds, partying and ultimate relaxation.  I recently spent three nights there and only sampled a small slice of what it has to offer.  Lets start with the nightlife, even if you are not into partying the night away you have to experience it just once

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