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Postcard from….a winter visit to Devon and Cornwall

We took a short pre-Christmas break to Devon and Cornwall this week, staying at a lovely country hotel in the village of  Lifton, arriving in weak winter sunshine. We had booked the dogs in too, a dog-friendly fishing hotel although, at this time of year, I wouldn’t...

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Grandpa’s custard

Paula has spent many happy and frustrating hours researching and documenting our family tree this past year. I’ve looked over her shoulder at times and thought that whilst one learns the names of past family members, the dates they were born, married and died,...

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Postcard from….the European Parliament

Just a couple hours driving will get us to our overnight stop in Nancy tonight so we’ve plenty of time to visit the European Parliament building just outside Strasbourg before we set off. As it’s Saturday we didn’t expect it to be open but in fact it is so we join a...

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Postcard from….Strasbourg

Wow! Another lovely new European city find just a few weeks on from our last one! One of three de facto capitals of the European Union, Strasbourg is located near the border with Germany in the pretty Alsace region. It’s home to several European institutions including...

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Postcard from….Lucerne

  We were lucky to cross the Alps from Como yesterday in warm clear sunshine because today it has rained all day and the cloud is down to lake level. Instead of the 11-mile two-lane Gotthard tunnel we decided to take the more spectacular up-and-over-the-Pass...

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Postcard from…. Dartmoor

Camping then…. We had a caravan when the girls were young and we enjoyed many family holidays in it around the UK and our annual ‘big tow’ to the Dordogne or south of France. We’ve always preferred a level of comfort to any sort of rough camping so our last 'van,...

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