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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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Joni Meets the Great & the Good

June has been a whirlwind so far – the pinnacle of our excitement being a visit to the Houses of Parliament for the annual Guide Dogs campaign. This year we are lobbying MP’s to make pavement parking illegal. Guide dogs are totally fazed when they come across

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Growing Up Fast …

May has been a busy month for Joni as her training steps up a gear and walks become longer. She has settled into our daily routine and accepts that our own dog, Bella, goes out first thing to run around our local golf course each morning. Joni

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Spring at Last

Spring has certainly sprung in Crowborough and Joni is enjoying the chance to explore a bit more of our garden.

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