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French Experience #1

2018 turns out to be the year I discover France and my first trip has now been ticked off. I should point out I have never been a Francophile as tended to prefer Spain as a holiday destination. My few trips to France have mostly ended in

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2018 Travel Plans

This year is shaping up to be the year of the short break. After what seems like an endless winter, at last there is a trip on the horizon. My first ever river cruise with Saga and CrosiEurope. The husband and I fly to Bordeaux shortly to

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Sunday Lunch with Jazz & Fizz

Living in Eastbourne I am spoiled with choices for a traditional Sunday lunch, but let’s face it, this popular weekend treat can vary in quality. Top of my list is The Langham Hotel overlooking the sea on Royal Parade. The hotel has a welcoming atmosphere and super

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What Is WASPI?

As a change from my travel and lifestyle blogs, I am dipping my toes into the world of politics. Well jumping in to the murky waters quite aggressively to be honest. I was grateful to my pal Ceri Wheeldon for giving me the opportunity to ‘guest blog’

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Goodbye to Bella

No matter how many pets pass through your life, losing one is always a horrible time. Bella was a golden Labrador who came into our lives by accident 14 years ago. My daughter had just got married and after the frenzy of planning the wedding I had

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Anyone for Breakfast?

Many years ago, when I travelled to the USA for holidays or work, my favourite thing of all was to go ‘out for breakfast’. I was amazed at the number of places to choose from and top of my list was the diner chain, Denny’s. On weekdays

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Carry on Blogging

It may have been quiet on my own website for the last few weeks but I have been busy ‘guest blogging’ for other sites. Husband and I, plus crazy Labrador, Sable, spent a delightful few days on Exmoor in early November. One of the many highlights was

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A Weekend Escape to Normandy

Living on the south coast gives us the chance to pop across the channel quite easily and cheaply. Last weekend we did just that, a return crossing from Newhaven to Dieppe with our car was just £89, and as we live only half an hour from Newhaven

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Five Star Luxury Comes to Eastbourne

I love hotels, big or small, simple or luxury, boutique style, spa resorts and everything in-between, so as I walk along Eastbourne’s wonderful seafront I have been watching the refurbishment of the Chatsworth Hotel. This grand Victorian property apparently started life as three adjoined townhouses, and how

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25 Years of Eastbourne AirBourne

I can’t believe this wonderful show has been running for 25 years. I have attended many of them but this year experienced the whole 4 days as a resident, not a visitor. What a privilege to live here! Others may moan about traffic and crowds but I

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