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Postcard from…. Dartmoor

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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Postcard from….Sevilla: whoa!

Postcard from….Sevilla: whoa!

Christopher Columbus monument in Jardine de Murillo    We love a ‘wow' moment in our travels and the more such moments, the better. Mostly the natural surroundings that provide it, such as the magnificent west coast of Scotland we visited recently, with views that...

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Postcard from….the road to Caminha

Postcard from….the road to Caminha

‘Nose up’ (actually 'tail-up' too) to the 16th Century town hall in Puebla de Sanabria   Three days before our 24-hour ferry journey to Santander Brittany Ferries wrote to advise us that, due to rudder problems requiring our ship to go into dry dock for repair, our...

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Postcard from….our tour of Scotland

Postcard from….our tour of Scotland

“God’s own country”? An understatement, I say, and haggis for breakfast too! We’ve reached “the end of the road” according to the sign at John o’Groats on our driving tour of Scotland, with the dogs. It’s been a wonderful trip so far. The weather has been very kind to...

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Coffee News from the Antipodes

Coffee News from the Antipodes

    . Three mornings a week, Leah, Colin and Laura attend a ‘Boot Camp’ exercise class on the green above the beach. Run by a Navy PE instructor it’s a tough 45 minute workout I can personally vouch for from my vantage point at Leah’s apartment window, mug of tea in...

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The breast screening scandal review – update

The breast screening scandal review – update

    Back in the summer I wrote about an unusual Commons statement made by the then Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, that some 450,000 women over a near ten year period had not been properly invited for their final breast screening and this error had potentially led to...

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