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Attractions France

Monet’s Garden at Giverny

A mere 80km from Paris is one of the most famous gardens in the world, Mary Bunning visited Monet’s garden in the little village of Giverny. During the autumn and winter a team of gardeners and volunteers will have been working away in a very special garden. Shrubs and roses will have been pruned, borders […]

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Destinations Spain & Portugal

Portugal and Brexit

Following the uncertainty and the possibility of a no-deal Brexit, the Portuguese Government has prepared a contingency plan to avoid, as far as possible, disruption for British travellers to Portugal. The plan includes the following measures: • Visa exemption (trips up to 90 days) • Dedicated passport control areas/lanes for UK flights • Possibility of […]

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Europe

And so to Dubrovnik – the Pearl of the Adriatic

It doesn’t matter how many times you visit the Pearl of the Adriatic – the ancient walled city of Dubrovnik is always a delight. And so it was for Anna Hyman, and for new visitor Rob Philpott. It proved to be a memorable finale to their two centre Croatian visit. It had been with real […]

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Europe

Korčula – a jewel of the Adriatic

Korčula island, and the enchanting walled city of Korčula, lie just off the Croatian/Dalmation coast. It proved to be a wonderful short break destination for Anna Hyman and Rob Philpott especially as it formed part of a two-centre visit with another ancient walled city – Dubrovnik. Seen from above, Dubrovnik shimmers at night Every time […]

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UK

Cycling in the New Forest made easy

Cycling along forest tracks to the quintessentially English village of Minstead in the heart of the New Forest, Gillian Thomas was on a mini-mission. Why was the grave of Conan Doyle there in the churchyard of All Saints since he lived and died in Crowborough which is 99 miles away? She reckoned it was a […]

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UK

Snowdrops and more

Snowdrops are one of Anna Hyman’s favourite flowers, so when an invitation came from Hodsock Priory to visit and admire their spectacular snowdrop wood and gardens, she decided to head off to Nottinghamshire. Hodsock Priory’s famous snowdrops Hodsock Priory, just north of Worksop in North Nottinghamshire, is famed for its carpets of snowdrops in its […]