Category Archives: Travelling

Versailles

Versailles on a crisp autumnal sunny sparkly day – you can’t beat it – but go to the gardens and grounds not the Palace. All the guidebooks tell you to get there as soon as it opens – 9am to … Continue reading

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Walking tour of Montmartre

If you come to Paris as a tourist, you need good walking shoes. Don’t look at how the Parisians dress – they look sophisticated and elegant even when they go to collect their children from school. Accept the fact that … Continue reading

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Invader in Marais

We discovered Discover Walks: Guided tours of Paris quite by accident. Local Parisians take you on a walk around different neighbourhoods in Paris and show you tiny nooks and crannies that you would never find if walking the streets on … Continue reading

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Musee de Montmartre

I recently read “Luncheon of the Boating Party” by Susan Vreeland – the story of Renoir painting this wonderful painting. The Musee de Montmartre was the home for a number of artists, and Renoir had his studio here for a … Continue reading

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A taste of Montmartre

We arrived in Paris on a day filled with sunshine and anticipation, tinged with a little anxiety. We were staying in a studio apartment owned by Andre and when I had emailed him asking for directions on how to find … Continue reading

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Escape to the country

While we have been in England I have become hooked on a program called “Escape to the Country“. Each episode focuses on a county in England and helps a couple find a new home. We hear what sort of house … Continue reading

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Bath

Keith and I had never been to Bath, so Ursula took us there this week. We drove along the Bath Road through many picturesque villages and parked in the Park “n Drive and caught a bus into Bath. We explored … Continue reading

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A birthday walk

Somerset is a lovely place to have a birthday. If my family had been here, it would have been perfect. We went to church with my aunt to her village church in Churchill and then had a walk through the … Continue reading

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Coming down from the mountain top experience

After a wonderful week, we plunged down from our mountain top experience with a bit of a bump. The next day we drove down the M5 towards Iron Bridge – in Shropshire, to stay with yet another cousin Charles and … Continue reading

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A lakeside stroll

On our final day, we chose a walk along a track on the other side of the Lake. It was cool and looked like it might rain, but then this was like every other day we had been there, so … Continue reading

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