Tag Archives: holidays

Slipping Down the Slopes #travel #skiing

Day One   Funny this skiing lark. You travel miles to obscure valleys and mountains that clever engineers have criss-crossed with wires and metal stanchions. You put on clothes in colours normally seen in Farrow and Ball paint charts (pistachio … Continue reading

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Dickhead tours – revisted #holidays

A while back I posted about my experiences as a holiday organiser and why it was not a complete success. As we enter the summer holiday season I thought I might return to the subject for those of you who … Continue reading

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Pokemon: a confession #embarassed

You may have caught the news of the new must have, a sort of An App A Day  bit of fluff – Pokemon Go – which has just been released in the UK. It is creating some noise. It’s a … Continue reading

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Bacon sarnies at the Tivoli

The aim of travel is to broaden your mind. With my levels of incompetence here and here, travel when attached to holidays usually involves unconscionable amounts of sitting, waiting to sort out my messes so my arse tends to broaden … Continue reading

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Dickhead Tours and the Hebrides

As many will know, organising a holiday is stressful for me. Dickhead Tours, a phrase coined by my father to cover my organisational incompetence around holidays (read this if you doubt his wisdom) has sadly been proved an apt aphorism … Continue reading

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The Tourist’s Last Day – the Sounds of Harris

As we waited for the ferry back across the Sound of Harris, I browsed a gift shop. Would the Hebrides be different from other holiday destinations? The Textiliste had bought yarn. Could I resist the lure of one final memento? … Continue reading

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Press Play

Well, I made it. Best part of two weeks and no blog posts,  a few prompts and challenges, some comments when the WiFi behaved but I did as I was asked. So there’s a  bit of catching up to do. … Continue reading

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D is for Devon

Devon is a beautiful county positioned perfectly for a family holiday. It has gorgeous coasts, the unique and desolate Dartmoor with its ponies and Prison (just in case the children are particularly awful) and plentiful walks, and many many attractions. … Continue reading

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Dickhead tours

Back in the mid 1990s, when the Lawyer and the Vet were small we regularly holidayed in Devon. Soon enough this became a tradition – the early start, the Little Chef breakfast and the difficult choice of Butterfly farm/Otter sanctuary/model railway … Continue reading

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Sonnet Saturday (6)

I’m travelling today – we are off to our friends’ twenty-fifth wedding anniversary party in Edinburgh and  so posting is a bit of a tricky proposition. I’ve also been running a little over the last couple of days so my researches have … Continue reading

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