Not all adverts are created equal

  One of the things I love most about binge watching TV programmes on platforms such as Netflix or Amazon Prime Video is that there aren’t advert breaks. Adverts in the middle of a top class drama kill it for me, just as we get gripped with the action it comes to a thundering halt

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I don’t even know where to begin

  Which is why I haven’t recently.  I have had so many blog posts I have wanted to write, and some I have needed to write, but even those I have started have then been shelved.    Either I can’t find the time to sit and write them or I haven’t known were to begin

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Time to run away to Spain?

I joked on Twitter the other day that with the announcement of the general election this summer, and the deepening Brexit debacle I was seriously thinking about running away for a couple of months and hiding in a cave.   I was only joking but off the back of a week in France where I

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Slowing it down with photography

  Anyone who knows me, knows that I am fairly relaxed. One of my dearest friends described me as “Half man, half duvet” many years ago, and I’ve spent a lot of time aspiring to that goal. I like to slow down from time to time. It’s nice to see that hygge is allowing more

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Window Wednesday — Collioure

I might be 48 this year but when my parents tell me I have to do something, well, I do it.    Over  lunch earlier this month they asked about our upcoming trip to France as it is a country they know well, particularly the area we were heading to.    “You must go to

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A week in France — Chez Bebelle

It’s easy to say that you have a new favourite restaurant.  Or a place that you remember for all the wrong reasons.  We had a shocking lunch just before we went to France, and equally today I have had quite possibly the best fish and chips I have ever had.  At the time they are

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A week in France — Lagrasse

I knew nothing about this medieval village just down the road from Maison de la Roche, expect that we were told we had to visit because it was one of the most beautiful villages in France.  An honour it holds along with 150 other villages who have been deemed Les Plus Beaux Villages de France

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A week in France — Narbonne

Narbonne is another town in the south of France that is steeped in history.  Full of gorgeous buildings, wide pavements and plane trees, the canal, coffee shops and little sun drenched squares. Sadly I sort of glossed over all of that on our recent trip because, well two words:  “food” and “hall”. The Halles de

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