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Spain for a Day

Saturday 14th March It was an early start for us to catch the ferry from Portsmouth to Santander in sunny Spain. We had been a little concerned about the coronavirus and its implications on our holiday, so we had regularly … Continue reading

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1 Diana Drive

When we started doing all our travelling, there was always the outside possibility that my dad  might be able to sell his field for building, and if that happened then we might be lucky enough to be able to build … Continue reading

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The Southwest Coast Path

a The south west of England is one of our favourite parts of the country. We have visited here many times before and its charm never ceases to beguile us. Every time we come down we always do at least … Continue reading

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At Last…..Time for a Catch Up

Well it has certainly been a long time since I have had time to sit and update the blog.  Well when I say I haven’t had time what I really mean is that trying to get the time and the … Continue reading

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Ian & Jane Meet Liz & Phil (Almost!)

It had been years since either of us had visited Windsor Castle, so with a break in the torrential rain forecast we headed up the M3 to visit the Queen. We tried to ask this chap here with the large … Continue reading

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Last Formal Night

What a good-looking bunch, they certainly all scrub up well! I’ll drink to that ! Paul with all his “young ladies” Available for hire, two ageing night club bouncers! Its not often that I manage to capture a photo of … Continue reading

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Canaries Cruise – Lanzarote

Our next port of call was Arrecife in Lanzarote. We had booked a tour to The Parque Nacional de Timanfaya and we were told that this would be like nothing we had experienced before………and they were right! It was like … Continue reading

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Canaries Cruise-Tenerife

This is the view from one of the high spots on the island of Tenerife   Thankfully the wind was blowing the clouds along at a fair lick so we did get to admire the vista! The roads in this … Continue reading

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Canaries Cruise-Palma

La Palma was our next destination after departing Madiera. That evening the ship set up a caribbean style BBQ on the pool deck Dad got into the groove very early on and was watched by many eager female admirers. We … Continue reading

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Canaries Cruise-Funchal

  4th August 2019 The vast majority of the Smith family set sail from Southampton for a 12 day cruise around the Canary Isles.  By saying the vast majority I mean Dad, Ian and Jane, Paul and Sally and my … Continue reading

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