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  • New passport to possibility

    Tweet This is my brand new passport, which arrived on Thursday (it only took a week, how brilliant is that?) OK, it doesn’t LOOK exciting, but it’s what the passport represents. Because for me,…

    January 15, 2014
  • A little piece of Russia at Christmas

    Tweet I’ve told you before how collecting Christmas tree ornaments when I’m travelling is my thing; not for me bottles of limoncello or pottery cats which lie around gathering dust, I like beautiful handmade…

    December 11, 2013
  • In praise of the Grand Tour for kids

    Tweet Back in the 19th century the Grand Tour used to be all the rage – a way for young men to see all the important architectural and cultural sights of Europe before returning…

    July 25, 2013
  • Midnight Sun and White Nights

    Tweet It’s an extraordinary feeling to look out and see sunshine when it’s midnight – and as we discovered on our Baltic cruise, the light is just incredible. No wonder there are celebrations for…

    July 10, 2013