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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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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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A Long Weekend in Mallorca – Good Food – Good Friends

A well-earned break was needed from the tedious and tiresome building works that we call home. Where better than our favourite town in Mallorca, Soller, with the bonus of our two very best friends. At the start of any holiday a few hours in the No.1 Lounge

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Tennis & Cream Tea in Eastbourne

Who knew there was a ‘Strawberry Picking Day’? Well, as I found out, there is, and this year it is Saturday 20 May. To celebrate this momentous occasion, I had a guided tour of a local farm that specialises in strawberries and much more. Sharnfold Farm, just

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My ‘SilverWeek’ in Malaga with SilverSpain

An email popped up in my inbox a few weeks ago inviting me to sample a new innovative break for the over 50’s in Southern Spain. I gave it a moments consideration, and then gratefully accepted. Last Monday I set off from Gatwick and landed in Malaga

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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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