crackers about Krakow

Over Easter 2015, we were lucky to spend a few days enjoying Krakow, Poland – a city with a fascinating and deep history. Sumptuous architecture, grand and imposing and oozing character this place has seen so much since the Stone Age. We based ourselves at Campanile Hotel and could not fault the service, breakfast buffet Read More

going all the way in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is one of those cities that the whole world knows and the whole world should visit in their lifetime. But please make that visit at a time I’m not there. I don’t like crowds. I might as well give our secret away for finding blindingly fab accommodation – TripAdvisor/ and specific criteria. We filter Read More

utterly in love in Venice

Ever since my parents brought back the stunning glassware from Venice on their trip back in the 1980s, I have been transfixed by Venice. So far removed from the usual with her tiny alleys, uncountable bridges and canals, overhung with shuttered windows and tiny clotheslines. We stayed in San Marco, at Zaguri B&B, perfectly located Read More

days out in the old Dart – Part 1

Sometimes the fancy takes us to get in the car and go. Sometimes we’re just in the neighbourhood. Either way, we’ve made a few trips around England in the past couple of years which have yielded stunning scenic views, underground venturing, revisiting old haunts and soaking up history as only dear old England can do. Read More

taking a punt on Cambridge

It could be taken as a given with my ancestry and previous life spent in Oxford that I should be predisposed to scoffing at Cambridge. However, since I didn’t row in any regattas in Henley, I’m happy to say I loved it. The grand old buildings, wide spaces and festive atmosphere made for a great Read More

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