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Review of Mayor Capo Di Corfu in Greece

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 06:11:47 +0000

We stayed at the Mayor Capo Di Corfu, formerly the Aquis Capo Di Corfu) for a week in early October 2015, It was part of a dynamic package holiday from Travel Interaction, which was featured in the Travelzoo weekly newsletter. We paid a total of £688 for the holiday: £371 for an all inclusive seven […]

The Hepworth Gallery Wakefield

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 05:29:31 +0000

The Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield opened in 2011. The gallery is named after the sculptor Barbara Hepworth, who was born in Wakefield. The gallery is situated on the souther bank of the River Calder. Large windows afford great views of the river. It was interesting to see a mock-up of Hepworth’s studio and watch videos about her […]

Street of Light Edinburgh

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 16:08:01 +0000

The Street of Light performance in George Street in Edinburgh runs every evening at 6pm and 8pm until 24 December 2016. The event is free to attend, but you need to book tickets in advance. Even if you don’t get a ticket you can see the show from the pavement on either side. For some reason, […]

Hidden Spanish Beauty Spots to Head To For a Spring Break

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 08:57:17 +0000

With a number of celebrity deaths and political upheaval, and now the chill of winter creeping upon us, you’re probably dreaming spring. The nights become lighter, the air is warmer, animals come out of hibernation and flowers and plants begin to bloom. Why not spend some of spring at one Spain’s many hidden gems? La […]

Guide to Galicia, Spain

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 10:12:50 +0000

Galicia, one of Spain’s 17 autonomous regions, sits above Portugal at the most North Western point of the Iberian Peninsula looking out proudly into the Atlantic, and so it should. Perhaps one of the lesser known regions by tourists, within Spain and those in the know, Galicia is famed for its beautiful countryside, sublime seafood […]

Review of Hotel Ranga Iceland

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 05:27:25 +0000

We stayed at the Hotel Ranga, in the south west of Iceland, for two nights on a complimentary basis in late October 2016. The transfer from Keflavik Airport took around one hour forty minutes. As our taxi arrived in the hotel car park, just after midnight, many guests were out at the front to see […]

Photo Tour of Highgate Cemetery London

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 05:54:14 +0000

Highgate Cemetery in north London was one of these places that I’d been meaning to visit for decades. One of the reasons I selected the Ramada Hotel Finchley for my London accommodation was that it was bus ride from the hotel to the cemetery. I’d looked at the Highgate Cemetery to check opening hours before […]

Top 5 Golfing Destinations in Europe

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 14:37:03 +0000

Where are the best places to play golf in Europe? What a question that is! If you like Links Golf then Scotland and Ireland would probably come out on top, if you love to play in the sunshine you will find yourself heading off to Spain, Portugal or Perhaps somewhere like Cyprus or Turkey, Europe […]

Open Exhibition 2016 at Berwick Watchtower Gallery

Sun, 06 Nov 2016 12:44:18 +0000

The Open Exhibition is on at Berwick Watchtower Gallery until Friday 2 December 2016. I entered my Sheep in Heather at Dusk collage, pictured below, which was hung alongside Morag Eaton’s Julien’s Vegetables panorama. You can vote for your favourite piece at the exhibition. I cast my vote for the Three Tin Cans by David Stuart, pictured below. […]

Your Guide to Cruise Packing

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 05:00:40 +0000

Packing for a cruise is a lot more complicated than throwing your summer wardrobe into a suitcase. The number of destinations that you will visit on your holiday makes it tempting to pack your entire wardrobe, just in case. Here’s a guide on what you need to consider when packing for your cruise holiday and […]