Daios Cove

Daios Cove Crete a luxury Getaway

May 21, 2018 Travel

Daios Cove, Crete We don’t usually go to large holiday resorts, but we were looking for short break away with some sunshine in April so decided to try Daios Cove in Crete. Daios Cove is a 5-star luxury resort situated in the cove of Vathi in Agios Nikolaos. The location is stunning, and the resort blends very well into the surrounding landscape. The resort was much larger than we expected, and they even have golf buggies on hand to pick you upRead More

Le Touqet

Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, France

May 14, 2018 Food & Wine, Travel

Getting to Le Touquet We took our car over on the Eurotunnel and it takes less than an hour top drive from Calais to Le Touquet, or to give it it’s full name Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, making it an easy get away for a long weekend. If you didn’t want to take the car then you could always catch a train.  The train stops at Etaples Le Touquet, with trains going from either Calais, Lille Flandres or Paris Gare Du Nord. YouRead More

Restaurant 365 Pollensa

Restaurant 365 Son Brull Pollensa Mallorca

May 7, 2018 Food & Wine, Travel

Pollensa and Port de Pollensa, Mallorca We fell in love with Pollensa and Port de Pollensa after our first visit a few years ago.  I love that area of Majorca and especially the small town with its ochre-coloured stone houses and winding lanes.  The food in this area is very good and one of my favourite restaurants is Son Brull’s Restaurant 365. Pollensa is in the valley enclosed by the Puig de Maria and the Calvari and is surrounded byRead More


South Eastern Sicily

April 30, 2018 Travel

Sicily I’ve always loved mainland Italy but had never visited Sicily.  We decided to visit the South of Sicily rather than the more touristy North of the Island.  The south-eastern tip is famed for it’s wonderfully secluded beaches and amazing baroque architecture and ancient Greek ruins. We flew into Catania and hired a car to drive to our hotel which was close to Noto.  The drive from Catania to Noto took around 1.5 hours.  Driving in any part of ItalyRead More

port lympne

Port Lympne Safari Park

April 27, 2018 Family, Kids Travel

Port Lympne I’d never heard of the Port Lympne Safari Park until I saw an advert on the London Underground for it when I was going to work one day. Our grandsons love animals and the advert had me intrigued so when I got home I looked them up. The Safari Park of Port Lympne and its sister park Howletts are run as a conservation charity and owned and run by the Aspinall Foundation.  The Aspinal Foundations founder, John Aspinall, dreamtRead More


City Break Budapest, Hungary

April 16, 2018 Travel

Budapest I love City breaks, it’s so nice to get away for a few nights and explore somewhere new.  Our March destination was Budapest. We live fairly close to Heathrow airport so we flew BA from Heathrow to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport which took us just over 2 hours. Budapest is the capital of Hungary and is famous for its thermal baths.  Modern Budapest is the result of a bringing the two separate cities of Buda and Pest together;Read More

Villa D'este

April Long Weekend in Tivoli, Italy

March 30, 2018 Travel

Tivoli by Train from Rome I’ve always wanted to visit Villa d’Este in Tivoli, Italy so last April we made the trip for my Birthday. We flew into Rome as that’s the closest airport to Tivoli, which is around 30 kilometres from Rome.  I love Rome and was keen to spend some time there as well as Tivoli, so we had an overnight stay in Rome which gave us the opportunity to spend some time exploring.  I’ll tell you allRead More

Forest of Dean Forest Holidays

Forest of Dean Forest Holiday with Grandkids

March 21, 2018 Family, Kids Travel

Forest Holidays Forest Holidays have locations across the UK situated in vast woodlands. The accommodation at the parks are a range of log style cabins and are equality suitable for couples, families or groups of friends wanting to get away from it all. All the cabins are exclusively within Forestry Commission land and the company is part owned by the Forestry Commission. “As one of the forest businesses that help to fund the work of the Forestry Commission, we supportRead More

Lyme Regis TMG

A Weekend in Lyme Regis

March 14, 2018 Food & Wine, Travel

Lyme Regis for the Weekend Mr J loves cooking, and he’s really interested in smoking and curing his own meats so for his birthday last year I bought him a one-day Meat Curing and Smoking course at River Cottage in Dorset. The course was on a Saturday in late February, so we decided to make a weekend of it and drive down to Lyme Regis, which is only 15 minutes from River Cottage, on the Friday evening. Lyme Regis isRead More

Day Trip to Bath

March 6, 2018 Food & Wine, Travel

Getting to Bath We’re very lucky where we live in Oxfordshire and especially the fact that we are so close to the Rail network. We can travel to London by train in just under an hour or we can travel in the opposite direction and reach Bath in just under an hour.  We could also drive to either of these but taking the train is actually easier and far more relaxing. The Train Station in Bath is in the CityRead More

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