An Evening of Rock ‘n Roll – Return to the Forbidden Planet

The summer spectacular at Eastbourne’s Devonshire Theatre this year is The Return of the Forbidden Planet. Despite being an Olivier Award winning musical it was not on my radar as I had a preconception that it smacked of sci-fi, which I usually avoid. How wrong I was!

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Madeira – An Island for all Seasons

  Known as the ‘Floating Garden of the Atlantic’, Madeira has been a favourite holiday destination with the British for many years. Once a playground for the rich and famous, low cost flights and a range of accommodation options has made Madeira accessible to all. I visited

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Logroño – The Heart of Rioja

Driving from Santander to the Costa Brava gave me the opportunity to stop along the way for a couple of nights. My idea of a few days in the heart of the Rioja region brought us to Logroño, the capitol of La Rioja. What a wonderful find

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5 Things I Love About Eastbourne

#1 The Bandstand. This iconic 1930’s landmark is a favourite venue on Eastbourne’s prom. During the summer months it comes alive every weekend with tribute bands rocking into the night. Every Wednesday night they stage a rousing rendition of the 1812 overture complete with firework display. You

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Cake! Glorious Cake!

Anyone who knows me also knows my weakness is cake. I love the stuff and have been eating quite a lot of it since moving to Eastbourne and discovering so many tempting tea and coffee shops. So when the chance came to attend a cup cake workshop

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French Experience #3, Les Villages Nature® Paris.

Mon Dieu – I am off again. This time by Eurostar from London St Pancras to Paris and onto the brand spanking new Les Villages Nature® Paris. The early train from London meant an overnight stop for me and I chose the Hub by Premier Inn at Kings

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French Experience #2 Rouen

A long weekend in Rouen was our second French trip of 2018 and another great success. Once again we enjoyed the easy crossing by DFDS from Newhaven to Dieppe and then just one hours drive to Rouen. The weather was on our side and even Newhaven looked

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French Experience #1 Bordeaux River Cruise

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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