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Port Isaac, the ultimate Cornish retreat…

There has been so many storms and flooding in Britain lately I was worried that it might affect our winter break away.  The drive down to Cornwall was quite unpleasant with a lot of water on the roads, trees down and very high winds.  But once we arrived the weather was glorious.  We only had

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Twenty-four hours in the South of France….

With only twenty-four hours to spend in Nice, in the south of France I wanted to make the most of it.  This doesn’t sound like a lot of time but you can definitely cram a lot of exploring in!  Arriving in the evening meant checking in at the hotel and heading straight out to explore

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Etc Magazine – Sussex

I’ve just had two articles published in the Sussex October edition of Etc Magazine, one on the Guildford Book Festival which was running from 17th – 27th October 2013 and featured some great authors including Jennifer Saunders and Kate Mosse.  The other is about The Great British Walk, an interactive campaign by the National Trust, encouraging

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Etc Magazine – Hampshire edition

Here is an article that I have had published in the October edition of Etc magazine, Hampshire.  It is one that I am particularly proud of as the focus is my hometown of Lymington.  Take a look at the full version of the magazine and my article on page 72 – 73:  Etc Magazine, Hampshire,

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Viva Las Vegas!

I visited Las Vegas for the first time last week, what a crazy and exciting place it is!!  Watching the fountains in front of the Bellagio I felt like I was in a scene from a movie!  Exploring all the incredible hotels was a fun experience, where else can you visit Paris, Rome, Venice and

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I Love Jersey…

I am currently in Jersey in the Channel Islands, for a very quick 17 hours!  While the weather back on the south coast of the UK seems to have reverted back to winter the sun is gloriously shining over here!  So to make the most of the lovely afternoon sun I have just been on

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Bangkok Boutique….

The Shanghai Mansion in Bangkok’s Chinatown is a tranquil retreat away from the hustle and bustle of this chaotic but exciting city.  Welcomed by the friendly staff with a refreshing iced tea, the scene is set with vibrantly coloured lanterns hanging from the ceilings and ponds filled with colourful fish; creating an oriental feast for

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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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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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