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West London Shopping and Secrets
By December 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

West London Shopping and Secrets

While Hyde Park and the nearby national museums top the lists of things to do in West London there are plenty of other hidden and lesser known benefits to your London stay in West London. Here are a few to whet your appetite. © Copyright Ben Brooksbank and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence. Transport […]

Posted in: Travel Planning
London Top Picks – Museums and Galleries
By December 11, 2014 1 Comments Read More →

London Top Picks – Museums and Galleries

London is one of the worlds great capital cities.  We had the good fortune of living there for a number of years and while there managed to sample all London has to offer.  In reality most visitors get just a few days to explore some of the delights on offer.  If museums, history an architecture are […]

Posted in: Travel Planning
Discovering the Quieter Side of Costa Brava

Discovering the Quieter Side of Costa Brava

Costa Brava is part of Catalonia and stretches from the French border down to Blanes, its most southern resort where the Costa Brava becomes part of the sprawl of the Barcelones comarca. If you think of the Costa Brava the first thing  that usually springs to mind is the popular package tour  resorts of Lloret […]

Posted in: France, Spain
An Unexpected Journey to Trilla
By November 14, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

An Unexpected Journey to Trilla

The good news is this post will not be as long as the Tolkien novel, but is sprinkled with a little mysticism and an unexpected treat. One of the great things about travelling long term is that when strange opportunities arise you are almost always in a position to say yes.   This happened to us […]

Posted in: France
France, a Long Drive to Take a Bath
By October 1, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

France, a Long Drive to Take a Bath

We are lucky to have friends who live in the Languedoc and they were kind enough to look after us for a while at the end of June.   We know the area well as we owned our own villa in the region for many years before we set off travelling long term.   While here we […]

Posted in: France