Archive of ‘Travel’ category

7 Reasons To Go To Bordeaux

Three very happy days were spent in Bordeaux at the end of June. The trip had been very ably organised by Martin. I had so much on my mind, and in a state of mind where I felt unable to plan anything, I knew little about Bordeaux other than that it is a city in France […] Read more…

Cornwall’s great gifts

The natural beauty of Cornwall gave us a great gift recently – relaxation and a feeling of being refreshed and revitalised. Martin and I were tempted to go on holiday shortly after Hugo’s death. We were a mouse click away from booking a trip to Madeira, but hesitated when we realised it was running away only to […] Read more…

Seeing an old Berlin through new eyes

Having studied Germany between the wars, I thought I knew what to expect of Berlin. My preconception led to a rather disorientating trip at first – it just didn’t look like the black-and-white photos I had stored in my head. Of course, I knew exactly why Berlin has changed so much since the 1930s – […] Read more…