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3 days in La Champagne

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I’ve joined the British Guild of Travel Writers, an eclectic group of talented and friendly travel journalists. The group’s collective experience is mind-boggling. There are specialists that have traversed Egypt, tried kambala racing in India and searched out Europe’s best cycle cafes.  What everyone in the group has is common is the love of travel. If you put […]

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A mobile home holiday in Brittany!

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A mobile home holiday with Al Fresco at Domaine des Ormes in Brittany! I’ve always wanted to visit Brittany. It’s so convenient – especially from southwest England. You can take an overnight ferry and wake up in France – within reach of a cafe creme and fresh baguette! I also secretly love camping. Not real camping, […]

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Disney Magical Moments Festival: Star in your own adventure!

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Press trip   Wednesday marks the launch of the Disneyland Paris Magical Moments Festival, where you can step into the spotlight of your favourite Disney classic. Here’s a pic of me entering the set of Monsters Inc. Scream Academy. #youwouldnotbelievewhatwasbehindthedoor!   I stopped by The Wonderful World of Alice and the Mad Hatter to have a cup of tea (it’s just […]

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Christmas at Disneyland Paris

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Review   Disneyland is magical year-round, but at Christmas it is simply spectacular.   Here’s Sleeping Beauty’s Castle after a snow fall. We were surprised it snowed in Paris too. 😀    And this is Frontierland after the same snowstorm. I nearly took out my cross country skies. Seriously, Disneyland is one of my all-time favourite places on earth any […]

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Holiday pics from Normandy

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  We spent halfterm in France, in the Calvados region in Normandy, near the D-Day landing beaches. This is Gold beach at Arromanches, one of the British landing beaches. The structures you see in the distance are the remains of a Mulberry Harbour, which was a temporary harbour constructed during the allied invasions.  This was one of […]

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I’m going to Paris. Without the kids!

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It’s taken me seven and a half years to get to this point: I’m going to Paris with my friends.  For three whole days and two nights. Without kids. And I don’t feel one ounce of guilt! I’m leaving our girls (7 and 1/2,5 and 4) with hubby. He’s perfectly willing and capable. However, the girls are […]

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