Europe · General · Travel

Parading with Pride – London and Brighton 2017

Around the world, every year, there are cities that erupt in a riot of rainbows and glitter as their LGBTQ communities take to the streets for pride. Some call it a march, some a parade, but however you describe it, it is a wave of people celebrating something they believe in; the right to love. A Bit… Continue reading Parading with Pride – London and Brighton 2017

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A Review of easyJet A320 STN to DBV

When I say to people that I am taking a flight with easyJet, there are two very distinct reactions. Reaction 1 – Nose wrinkles as if a bad smell has entered the room, “Oh, sleazyjet!”. Reaction 2 – Slight surprise followed by a genuine smile, “Oh ok”. It seems that easyJet has its fans and… Continue reading A Review of easyJet A320 STN to DBV

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London to Germany by Train – A Eurostar Adventure 

Visiting our friend Phil had been a plan for quite some time, but this weekend, we finally got our butts to Germany to do so. Flights were eye-wateringly expensive and so we decided to take the Eurostar. The plan : Eurostar from St Pancras International to Düsseldorf with changes in Brussels Midi and Cologne. Journey… Continue reading London to Germany by Train – A Eurostar Adventure 

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The Best Cider Spots in London

Cider, cyder, scrumpy, appley nectar from the Gods. I love a “proper” cider, when people tell me that their favourite cider is Rekorderlig a little voice inside my head chuckles and corrects them. “That, my ill-informed drinking buddy, is a cider-based drink and is akin to telling me that Bacardi Breezer is your favourite rum”… Continue reading The Best Cider Spots in London

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Marseille, France – Protests, Puffing and Panting

In the last few days of our grand tour of Europe (otherwise known as the Ryanair jaunt) we were residing in Aix-en-Provence at our friend Phil’s house, We all decided to take a day trip into Marseille as it is only a short bus ride away.   THE PROTEST En route to the bus stop,… Continue reading Marseille, France – Protests, Puffing and Panting

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Aix-En-Provence, France – Brie, Baguettes and Beer

ARRIVING IN AIX-EN-PROVENCE Marseilles Provence airport, Marseilles and Aix-En- Provence form a triangle on the map. The airport is roughly 25km from each of the towns. It has been cited as one of those mislabelled small airports that low cost airlines use, named after big cities, but it was perfect for our to visit Aix-En-Provence (hereafter… Continue reading Aix-En-Provence, France – Brie, Baguettes and Beer

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Valentine’s Special – Top 5 moments that shouldn’t have been romantic

Forget Venice, shun Paris, chop up the roses and don’t even think about mentioning sunsets. This year, I am the Valentine’s Grinch. 14/02/2017 will be a most unromantic day for my new hubby and I, as we are both on shift at our respective jobs all afternoon and evening. This is, obviously, less than ideal… Continue reading Valentine’s Special – Top 5 moments that shouldn’t have been romantic

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Madrid, Spain – Tapas, Time-wasting and Tipsy Boyfriends

Arriving at Madrid International Airport was a real shock to the system. After using smaller airports, our legs almost couldn’t stand the strain of the long walk between the plane and passport control. Posters dotted the terminal, the faces of wanted basque separatists and other terrorists staring blankly across the immigration hall. In 2004, a… Continue reading Madrid, Spain – Tapas, Time-wasting and Tipsy Boyfriends