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Coffee and Castles in Carcassonne

Coffee and Castles in Carcassonne

It took until now for us to do what we have proclaimed as a goal for years. We took a budget weekend away to a destination chosen by Ryanair.   That’s not how we’ve worded it before, but it is how it worked out. We […]

Stirling in your soul

Stirling in your soul

Sometimes it’s possible to see your favourite moments lived by someone else. We were in Stirling, Scotland, for the day and it was wet. Not torrentially so, but enough that our new tartan umbrellas were getting a light wash. It was a day trip from […]

More green, less screen in Glendevon

More green, less screen in Glendevon

The sound of rain was a blessing. We’ve all stated “I love the sound of rain” at some point, but in Glendevon it has an especially sweet tone. As with any expedition in the UK the weather was a gamble, but we were in Scotland […]

Celebrity-endorsed binge eating in Padstow

Celebrity-endorsed binge eating in Padstow

It was hard not to feel like a walrus being fed from a bucket.   After the drive from Mevagissey to Padstow we wandered around the streets to find the perfect place for lunch. The views during the drive were uplifting: a mix of lush […]

São Miguel, and the reason we travel

São Miguel, and the reason we travel

I entered this in a themed writing competition 🙂   I stare at the flaking concrete walls of the houses near our comfortable hotel, thinking about tides. Not of water, however. São Miguel has been hard to find on a map and its significance in […]

Mevagissey Meditation

Mevagissey Meditation

There are great benefits to be married to someone with childlike impulses. Hubby decided, somewhat last minute, that we should have a little mini-getaway within the UK (since there is so much if it that we are yet to see). We found a well-priced holiday […]