Window Wednesday — Surfers Bar

It was sitting here in the living room in Barbados last year that I realised I had a bit of an obsession with photographing windows.   As I scrolled through my camera and phone I had taken so many photographs that included the frame and the view through them I realised I was slightly addicted.

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Doing beaches the right way in Barbados

There are lots of beaches on Barbados.   Ergo there are lots of ways to “do the beach”.   Over on the Atlantic coast my advice would be to do the beach with caution as the waves are quite ferocious and it is not for weak swimmers but it is great if you are surfer.

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Frailty in old age is NOT inevitable

Seven years ago we moved my granny down from the area she called home to be nearer us.       “Us” being my mum (her daughter) and dad, and the five of us.   From Lancashire to Hampshire, a county completely new to her.  And whilst GG (great grandma) had lived in Canada and worked

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Am I too old to sunbathe?

A strange question to pose four days into a two week Caribbean holiday, I grant you. One I asked though during a lull yesterday morning when I briefly pondered wandering out on to the balcony, grabbing a cushion as I passed the pile, and plonking myself down for half an hour in the early morning

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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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National Ice Cream Month

This weekend sees the end of National Ice Cream month.   Quite possibly my favourite month of the year, I am sure you will agree. We have just come back from a week in Italy where we consumed our own body weight in ice cream over the six days, in fact on one day Jonnie

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Dear parents with children home over the summer

I see your Facebook posts or tweets where you are tearing  your hair out because you have children home over the summer holidays.   That was me a few years ago but my children are older now, can all drive, and only one is still in education.   So I have been there.   I

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