Category Archives: Travel

September in Brittany

September is the favoured time for me and the other half to go on holiday. The kids have gone back to school and the weather is still warm enough to risk venturing to north west France and we were, indeed, … Continue reading

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Storm Chasing in the USA

What do you get when you put 18 people together, including a Secret Millionaire, an Irish Priest, a Russian ice cream fan, an Australian Chemical Engineer, an Extreme weather enthusiast, plus 13 random people from different walks of life and … Continue reading

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Sultry Salsa in Baracoa

Half way through a road trip of Cuba earlier this year, on a tour called the Revolutionary Road, our bus arrived in a strange town called Baracoa. Situated at the far end of the island, known as the Oriente and … Continue reading

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The 5 year plan, aka where do you want to be in 5 years time?

In the past, when asked “where do you see yourself in 5 years time?” I have never been able to answer. My life has been so disorganised and unplanned that to see that far ahead was inconceivable. Lack of ambition … Continue reading

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Suitcases at dawn, a Cuban Roadtrip part one

If If anyone had told me that I would be up before 7am most mornings on holiday, suitcase packed, taken to the lobby, and ready to be loaded onto a coach, I wouldn’t have believed them. It would not be … Continue reading

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Paris – highlights and disappointments

Paris is one of those places that I have often wanted to visit: ┬áit’s abundance of familiar landmarks, the treasures within its famous museums. Everybody is familiar with the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Louvre and the Arc de Triomphe. … Continue reading

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Cuba – revelations and Revolutions

They say that travelling broadens the mind. I would say this is true, unless those precious two weeks are spent entirely on a beach or by the pool. The latter is the way I used to enjoy my holidays, with … Continue reading

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Is it ever OK to be selfish in a relationship?

Having looked up the word Selfish in the Collins mini English dictionary, the description is as follows: caring too much about oneself and not enough about others. I had a good ponder on this and decided that I didn’t quite … Continue reading

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Wedding in Paradise

When the invitation plopped onto my doormat last June (2013) to the wedding of my half sister Sarah, I literally jumped for joy and danced around the house with excitement! This was for a number of reasons; obviously I was … Continue reading

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Mexican Vacation part two

Once accustomed to the tropical climate of the Mexico, I discovered quite shortly after arrival, the complimentary wildlife that went with it. Sure I had seen the “beware of the crocodile” signs that were displayed on the periphery of the … Continue reading

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