Our Summer Holidays 2018

Eiffel Tower

This year Mr and Mrs C had a busy old Summer, including a river cruise in France, Yorkshire by Rail and ... Well read on ...It's September already and John Lewis has already filmed its Christmas advert. Elton John and Your Song apparently. The budget for the pre-publicity advertising the upcoming advert must be phenomenal. Remember this one? I'm no dog lover but it even

Downsizing? Nah!

house key

Mr and Mrs C are 'empty-nesters' now so downsizing is on the agenda!"The kids have all left home now, so let's downsize' he said.So what are we doing? Moving from a four bedder to a five bedder, that's what! I can actually see some of you scratching your foreheads wondering if you've read that correctly. Well you have and yes I agree, we must be

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And it was all Yellow!

Old Yellow Fiat 500

It's rainy, windy, dreary and very grey outside. Well it is January I suppose. Being a sun-lover, Mr. C hates this time of the year and moans like crazy about wanting sunshine and warmth every time his weather app disappoints him with its fairly predictable predictions. We live in The UK - a temperate climate with very few weather upsets, after all. It rarely gets

Penang – Malaysia

Batu Ferringhi beach

Before we started this round of our travels, we'd decided that we were going to make our visit to Malaysia more of a 'beach break’ than another marathon week of sight-seeing. So before we even arrived in Penang, we were already feeling pretty chilled and relaxed. The flights from Sydney to Singapore and then Singapore to Penang were uneventful and our pre-booked taxi was already waiting

Sydney – Australia

A View of Sydney from the Ferry

Auckland to Sydney, just three hours separates them but the difference between the two countries is apparent from the minute you land. New Zealand, stunning as it is, is quiet and chilled. If it was a colour, it would be muted tones and conservative in nature.  Sydney, Australia, on the other hand, though similarly relaxed, would be bright orange or pink, and loud, very loud!Sydney's

New Zealand – South Island

Lake Tekapo

South Island, New Zealand proved to be as idyllic as we'd expected.  Apart from our fleeting but gorgeous visit to Cape Cod, the bit of our adventures I'd most been looking forward to was New Zealand. Unfortunately the journey there, all 13 hours of it, had to be borne first. We had the cheapest round-the-world flights we could find so weren't expecting an upgrade. Nonetheless,

Route 66 – The Beginning

The start of Route 66

I don't particularly like driving. I just do it to get from A to B. Mr. C, on the other hand, enjoys it! So whenever we go visiting Daughter No. 1 up at the opposite end of the country in Aberdeen, he's more than happy to drive the entire journey himself. Mad, I know. Ok so I suppose you're wondering where I'm going with this?Well since I've

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