Amsterdam The ultimate guide

I thought I’d written about Amsterdam several times…..apparently not! Amsterdam is a lovely place to visit, and if you’re lucky enough, as I was for 18 months, it is a lovely place to live as well. The old part of the city is arranged around several horseshoe canals – study your map to find out where

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Napoleon III is in our back garden

. Everyone’s all about photos these days. I do like a nice picture (I spend a lot of time on Twitter, after all. You can’t turn around on there without bumping into a #fatcat or #catsoftwitter pic. And let’s not even talk about the other ones!). But the challenge, for me, is finding different things

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Reviewing Spar wine

So as I was reviewing SPAR wine (SPARValpolicella Ripasso, sent to us, retails at £10, on sale at £8 apparently) on Friday night, I remember thinking to myself “that’s a nice drop, very full taste”. Just a glass of it, obviously. And then, to try and look just a little bit like I know what I’m

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Wandering around Rome

. I was invited to join a bunch of journalists (I know, me, posing as a journalist) recently on a trip to Rome to learn about tyres and tyre safety with Bridgestone (see other post for the tyre stuff – you can thank me later). After the two days of serious stuff was over, we

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The ‘Money Can’t Buy’ London Weekend

Ok, so just about everything on this weekend could be bought, so the title isn’t strictly speaking true, but….. Caity was 21 this month, and that gave us a bit of a (lovely) problem – what do you get a 21 year old these days? She’s moved in with her (also lovely) boyfriend so there aren’t

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Planning a Roadtrip With Bridgestone

. Roadtrip! Planning is well underway for the Summer holiday. The ferry’s booked, currency ordered, passports located and guide book read from cover to cover. Okay, T picked up the guide book during the ad break in Corrie, but that counts I think, doesn’t it? We’re doing another road trip to a currently secret destination.

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