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A Nice Cup of Tea (or Coffee) in Eastbourne

As work starts (and then for no apparent reason, stops,) on the money pit which is now our home in Eastbourne, I spend my time checking out tea rooms and cafes across town. Eastbourne has many choices when it comes to a hot drink, snack or slice

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Rediscovering Eastbourne

After 47 years I feel I have come home, to Eastbourne, the town where I grew up and went to school, and strangely couldn’t wait to escape from. How did this happen – well as my husband and I grew older we realised we needed to be

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A Particularly POSH Hotel in Palm Springs

On our recent trip to Southern California we stayed at the Posh Palm Springs Inn, an adult only boutique style property which I fell in love with. It is not ‘posh’ in the British sense of the word – butlers, maids and silver service; but the American

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California Dreamin’ – San Diego (Contd.)

After a long day at the San Diego Zoo, we decided on a more laid back approach and headed off to Torrey Pines State National Reserve, just a few miles up the coast. The recent rains had resulted in a swathe of gorgeous spring flowers that covered

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California Dreamin’ – San Diego

Another long drive on a busy Friday and again we thanked our lucky stars we had invested in a sat nav. How did we manage these road trips without them? We arrived at the Catamaran Resort early afternoon and shown to a beautiful room overlooking the calm

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California Dreamin’ – Palm Springs (Contd.)

Day 2 in Palm Springs dawned sunny and warm so we decided to take the aerial tramway high up through Chino Canyon to the wilderness of Mt San Jacinta National Park. First tip – check the weather at the top on the website as it is an

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California Dreamin’ – Palms Springs

We endured a gruelling drive from Santa Barbara around Los Angeles and finally to Palm Springs. The drive was through torrential rain for the most part with awful visibility, so a very tiring day. Due to the low clouds and continual down pour, we didn’t realise how

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California Dreamin’ – Santa Barbara

And we are off again, this time to explore California from Sunnyvale in the north down to San Diego in the south with Santa Barbara and Palm Springs in-between. Flying with Norwegian Air was a first and I will be doing a full report for http://www.silvertraveladvisor.com/ in due

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On The Move – at Home and Away

Everyone says moving home is stressful and they are not wrong. The search for a new home, the anxious wait while a deal is done, the even longer wait while solicitors earn their fee, and then the sheer enormity of packing up your home. If that wasn’t

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Farewell to Sable, Guide Dog Puppy 2

I can’t believe our time with Sable has gone by so quickly. It was only 11 months ago that the wriggling bundle of black fluff arrived and made her presence known! Another black lab, like Joni, but oh, so different. She is a big girl, much heavier

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