Tag Archives: holidays

West Country Disasters

Recently, a story appeared in the press about a family who won a £3 million house in the West Country in a raffle. It was their ‘dream’ home, hardly surprisingly. And the pictures of the setting seemed spectacular. I’ve always … Continue reading

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Holiday Temptations

A blogging friend (Anabel who posts here) is off to Lewis in the Hebrides for a holiday later this year. I holidayed there with the Textiliste back in 2015 and we had a splendid time of it. I even waxed … Continue reading

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On Rocky Ground: Part Deux and a Half #holidays #canada #rockies

We left me sitting at a tea house, up a mountain, communing with a chipmunk, blissful in the fresh air. I like a good walk, I like tea even more and the day was only half done. ‘Maybe,’ said Anika, … Continue reading

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On Rocky Ground: Part Deux #canada #rockies #holiday

Waking up before even the most self respecting sparrow would break wind, the whatever time difference between the Rockies and London working is oracle on me, I had time to kill. I have to admire my wife and children’s ability … Continue reading

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On Rocky Ground #canada #holiday #2013

My godfather was Canadian. In truth, he was born a Brit, but that’s not as romantic. He went to school with my dad and emigrated to Canada in his thirties, set up an airline that flew from Fort Nelson to … Continue reading

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The Insipid Traveller #holidays #travel

I’ve written about many holidays and travel and walking trips I’ve undertaken as an adult, to give a flavour of the places I’ve visited, what I’ve seen, how they’ve struck me and what I think about them. If I’m to … Continue reading

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Iceland: It’s What It Says On The Tin; Part Three #iceland #holidays

My third entry in the Iceland Diaries.. Iceland had lived up to its own stereotype: the geology is otherworldly, converting your bill into sterling is like rubbing soap in your eyes, and the weather swings from chilly to downright parky … Continue reading

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Iceland – It’s What It Says On The Tin; part two #holidays #iceland

More Icelandic holiday memories to fill our blank schedules Most countries I visit have something that leaves me discombobulated. Here the simple expedient of a sliding door on a gents toilet saw me standing in the corridor like a lemon … Continue reading

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Iceland – It’s What It Says On The Tin; Part One #holidays #iceland

In these crazy months when foreign travel is about as popular as a fart in a lift, I thought we’d revisit some previous holiday trips and my thoughts thereon. This is part one of a trip to Iceland in 2018 … Continue reading

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Taking Stock(holm) #holidays #sweden #stockholm

In 2009 the Textiliste and I holidayed in Stockholm as part of a cross Scandi break. This is a repeat of a 2015 post based on my journal and memories… So what springs to mind when Stockholm is mentioned? Abba? … Continue reading

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