Destinations

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The White Horse – Shere

The White Horse – Shere The White Horse – Shere was built in about 1425 as a farmhouse. The Inglenook fireplaces were added later in the 1600s and it became […]

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Travelling New Zealand in a Campervan

Travelling New Zealand in a Campervan Most people cannot just take off and spend life on the road, however much they want to. Real life gets in the way! I […]

Genoa

Genoa A few of my favourite photos from Genoa. Genoa, in Italy, is a historic port city. Situated in the North it is still a major port today. Christopher Columbus, in particular, was […]

Bodega Marques de Riscal

Bodega Marques de Riscal Buildings don’t get much more distinctive than this! Bodega Marques de Riscal is situated in the town of Elciego, which is nestled in front of the Sierra […]

Chateau Giscours Margaux

Chateau Giscours Margaux

Chateau Giscours Margaux Firstly, I like a Margaux. I’ve had numerous ones over the years and the Chateau Giscours Margaux is now safely in my top 5. The grounds and […]

Chateau Pape Clement

Chateau Pape Clement

Chateau Pape Clement Firstly, Chateau Pape Clement is one of the oldest planted vineyards in the region, with the first harvests taking place around 1252. It was given to Bertrand de Goth when he became Archbishop of Bordeaux, […]

Chateau Cantenac – Saint Emilion Grand Cru

Chateau Cantenac – Saint Emilion Grand Cru Yes, the Bordeaux area! I always love visiting here. In addition to having family close by, there is an awful lot of wine […]

Wine Taste Lovers Tour

Wine Taste Lovers Tour No driving, no organising, no language barriers, no worries! On our Rioja odyssey, we used one company, Wine Taste Lovers. Their website can be found here. […]

Planning your photos

Planning your Photos

Planning your Photos You may have read the title and thought, ‘What? Planning your photos?’ Let me take you through a real-life example. I’m off to Genoa and my time […]

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Bodega Valdelana

Bodega Valdelana Firstly, I looked at staying at Marques de Riscal hotel, you know, the one designed by Frank Gehry. I checked Booking.com for our dates. £425 per night? You’re […]

Tondonia Winery – Zaha Hadid Pavilion

Tondonia Winery – Zaha Hadid Pavilion Gorgeous wine and gorgeous architecture! The Tondonia Winery – Zaha Hadid Pavilion was another on our ‘must see’ list while we were in La […]

Campo Viejo Bodega Tasting

Campo Viejo Bodega Tasting ‘No thanks!’ is something I have NEVER said when being offered a glass of wine. And at Campo Viejo, it was no different! In the first […]

Bodega Marques de Riscal

Planning a trip to the Rioja Bodegas (Wineries)

Planning a trip to the Rioja Bodegas (Wineries) Ok, you want to sample some good Spanish Rioja with some stunning architecture, sunshine and tapas thrown in for good measure? But […]

Doha Flying visit

Doha – More than just a stopover

Travelling Qatar When travelling business class long haul with Qatar Airways, if your stop over at Doha is more than 8 hours Qatar Airways may offer you a Transit Hotel. […]

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao – Truly Stunning Architecture

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Having been let down on my wine tour – more of that later –  I was, therefore, at a loose end. I only had the afternoon left […]

Napier – Art Deco New Zealand

Napier – Art Deco New Zealand     Earthquake In this case, Napier’s Art Deco history started on the night of 3 February 1931 when an earthquake struck. Measuring a huge […]