Off to Explore Rockport, Massachusettes & New Hampshire USA

Another adventure is about to begin as I set off with my husband (also my trusty driver), to explore the fishing village of Rockport, just a couple of hours outside Boston, then an extensive road trip around New Hampshire. Both Massachusettes and New Hampshire are well known

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Diary of a Cruise Virgin – The Final Chapters

Chapters 3 & 4 of my diary can be found on Silver Travel Advisor website at and    

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Diary of a Cruise Virgin – First Impressions

Relaxing in our spacious well appointed cabin with hardly a movement from the exceptionally calm north sea, I could be forgiven for thinking I was in a top class resort hotel, but then again I am, just a floating version. But to get here had been a

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Diary of a Cruise Virgin – The planning and expectation

Welcome to my blog as I prepare for my first cruise, aboard Saga Pearl II to the majestic Norwegian Fjords in July. After 45 years in the travel industry it seems strange to be at last taking the plunge into cruising – although I sincerely hope not

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Living the dream at Rye Harbour

I am a sixty something travel writer who has been lucky to stay in top hotels, cosy B&B’s and even, on occasion, beautifully appointed self-catering accommodation. But camping and caravanning have certainly not been on my agenda.

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Costa Brava Trip

Spain’s Costa Brava – one of the first, and still one of the best holiday destinations. The beautiful and unspoiled Costa Brava is still as popular now as it was when package holidays began in the 1950’s. Visitors who may have come as children, now return with

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Forthcoming Trip – Aug/Sep 2016

Discovering New Hampshire & Massachusetts with a fly drive trip – hoping to uncover some hidden gems in a report for Silver Travel Advisor.

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Forthcoming Trip – July 2016

Cruising the Norwegian Fjords with Saga – something that has been on my wish list for a very long time.

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Goodbye Joni, and Good Luck

So the fateful day arrived, 14 October 2015, and Joni left us for good. It really wasn’t as bad as I had feared. Having spent the last year joined at the hip with this beautiful bouncing bundle of fun, I am now left with wonderful memories. Everyone, and I mean everyone, asked ‘How can you bear to give her up” – well if Guide Dogs had £1 every time that question was asked, fund raising would be a breeze …

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The Final Countdown

The last few weeks have been a blur of activity while we wait anxiously for news about Joni’s future.

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