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Burgh Island, Devon. Flora, fauna & fancy hotels

The road to Burgh Island, or perhaps more accurately, Bigbury-on-Sea in Devon is very typical of all the roads in the south-west; it’s a narrow country road with a few passing places and bordered by dense hedgerow. But it is … Continue reading

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Get away from it all on Brownsea Island

When I wrote about the boat trip to Brownsea Island, (the post can be seen here: http://tinyurl.com/lu3tqs3 ) I refrained from taking you on a guided tour around the island itself, because I didn’t want to spoil it for you. But with the … Continue reading

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Grand Parc Puy du Fou: from Gladiators to Celestial Virgins, oh and Larry the Lion

I blame Mickey Mouse, or should that be Mickey le Souris? It seems to me that ever since Tinkerbell opened those fairytale gates to Euro Disney, sorry…Disneyland Paris in 1992, something has been happening to France that far from enchanting … Continue reading

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The Paris Eiffel Tower: testament to one man’s determination to succeed; not so sure he’d approve of the modern bling

I have visited Le Tour Eiffel three times and I will never tire of it, although I did see it in a whole new light – quite literally – this time round. The drive into the centre of Paris was made all … Continue reading

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Three days into the family holiday:older brother not killed younger brother & crazy cat won’t budge

After the excitement of the arrival had died down and even though I asked the agent to do a bit of ‘essential’ grocery shopping to save the inevitable nightmare of a trip to the local supermarket, we set off in … Continue reading

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Our summer holiday is generally thought about in February but also generally not booked until June or July

Having gone no further than the south of France a la voiture famille, I decided it was time to catapult our sons into the world of high flying and go a little further afield albeit still in Europe. I also wanted guaranteed … Continue reading

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Just a quick boat trip across the bay takes you to somewhere rather special: Brownsea Island

There’s something magical about a boat trip. The excitement of climbing on board, the unknown element that you may end up somewhere you had not planned; perhaps the sea, in her mischievous devilment, may deliver you to unchartered territory or … Continue reading

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