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Europe

Belgium on a plate: a restaurant and a book

Some of the best meals we have ever eaten have been in Belgium. Apart from it being a delightful country to explore, it is also a great destination for food lovers.

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Europe

Guernsey – a Map, Duke of Richmond and Victor Hugo

The pretty Channel Island of Guernsey, with its lovely beaches, country lanes, association with Victor Hugo and fascinating history proved to be a great choice as a short break destination for Anna Hyman and Joan Brown. Why, I wanted to know, was the splendid St Peter Port hotel where Joan and I had stayed whilst […]

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Getting There

Fred. Olsen and a Taste of Suffolk

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, which celebrated its 30th anniversary last year and is renowned for good service, food and beverages has introduced a number of local Suffolk specialities to its four-strong ocean fleet. The company which is based in Ipswich, recognises Suffolk’s proud agricultural heritage which has resulted in a fantastic array of high-quality local […]

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Germany

Weimar in Ten

We can think of lots of reasons to visit the beautiful, fascinating and historic German city of Weimar. In no particular order, here are ten reasons to visit Weimar. 1) Cradle of Classicism Goethe and Schiller, Herder and Wieland, Nietzsche, Fürnberg, Liszt, Bach, Cornelius, Gropius, Feininger, Klee and Itten all have artistic roots in Weimar. […]

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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 Wider World

Israel – Ancient and Modern

A memorable short break to Israel for Gillian Thomas incorporated the sights of Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Nazareth, yet it was a fish skimming water through a ray of sunshine on the Sea of Galilee that was to be her most treasured memory. With Israel’s extraordinary mix of historic sites, synagogues, churches and mosques, […]