Tag Archive: Weekend break

My first trip to Amsterdam – then and now

My first trip to Amsterdam nearly didn’t happen. I was working a hard-core property job at the time and the boss was refusing to let me take just one day off. A group of friends I’d met and travelled with…
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Amsterdam – A Family Friendly Trip

So, you think you’ve heard all there is to know about Amsterdam? All the sex, drugs and rock’n’roll? Not to mention what David’s cousin’s friend’s sister got up to ‘that time in Amsterdam’ (ooooooh shock horror. But it is probably true…with…
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A Day Trip from Amsterdam – The Zaan Region

There are so many layers to Amsterdam, it can be an attack on the senses and there is ample entertainment for every mood and taste even if you just wandered round aimlessly; one could easily fill two weeks just in…
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Seasalter, Whitstable and Friendship (and Many Pictures!)

At the weekend I stayed at a friend’s chalet in Seasalter, between Whitstable and Faversham on the Kent coast. It is one of my favourite places to relax and collect my thoughts. It sits immediately on the beach leaving nothing around…
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There is More to Kinderdijk than Just Windmills!

15km east of Rotterdam is Kinderdijk (children’s dike), world-famous for its nineteen iconic windmills. In 1997 the site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list, an obligation being all mills must be kept in their original state and with…
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Music Makes the World go Round – My Top 5 Travelling Tunes

Those overpowering and uncontrollable range of raw emotions, happy or sad, excited or deflated. An energy you can physically feel running through your bones, those notes that make you shiver or those lyrics so true to circumstance. Music is so…
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Get Lost in the Peak District

  Deep contrasting colours in a land oozing natural beauty, diversity and serenity. A myriad of rolling hills, rivers, springs, gritstone edges, dales and caverns to name a few highlights. Everything one dreams of and more when thinking of rural…
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