Fort William

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An unexpected break – a long weekend in Fort William! Even though we only had two nights, we made the most of it – eating out in a couple of  nice restaurants,  particularly The Crannog, taking a cable car up Ben … Continued

Unexpected Holiday in Hunstanton

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Pete is recuperating at the moment, having recently been treated for a heart problem. We had to cancel our planned holiday to Istanbul and Cyprus, so now he’s feeling better we decided to have a few days away – in … Continued

Cornwall in Autumn

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Although it’s not the prime time of year to visit, we’ve had a great week, staying in Marazion, in this lovely place: Cudden View Cottage Although small, it was lovely and cosy – ideal in a wet and windy November, and … Continued

France, Family and Flaking-out

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After a miserable, rain spring/early summer, it’s been great to get away on holiday to super-hot France*. This year we went en famille to celebrate my step-father’s 90th birthday with a special meal out. We stayed in a lovely gite: … Continued

Late Summer Sun

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Batteries are fully recharged now we’ve just returned from a week in the glorious sunshine of Kephalonia, where we’ve been staying with my partner Pete’s parents, who have retired there. This is what it was like:   Plus lots of … Continued

Beautiful Skye

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Last week I went to Skye, with my partner, Pete. We booked this lovely cottage right at the top corner of the island, in Balmaquein – with views out over the sea to the north and to the mainland in … Continued