So, here it is….Merry Christmas!

As I admired our Christmas tree handiwork and chomped on the first of many mince pies of the season, I, like many people this year, made a secret wish. Obviously, I can’t tell you what it was, or it won’t come true! I would love to share with you though, one of my many hopesContinue reading “So, here it is….Merry Christmas!”

Compiegne – a tourist site you will always remember…

History and champagne tasting were on offer for us culture vultures during a winter visit to Compiegne in northern France. The Oise area has long been popular with history buffs as a culture rich region full of destinations linked to the two World Wars. However, our long weekend across the channel proved to be moreContinue reading “Compiegne – a tourist site you will always remember…”

Hilltop spa in the Netherlands? You’ve obviously not been to Valkenburg….

Just for a minute, imagine yourself basking in the invigorating waters of a luxurious outdoor whirlpool. As you peek through the steam rising around you, you gaze outwards across the wooded valley beyond and watch the sun set, feeling any tension you had built up over the last few weeks melt away under the warmContinue reading “Hilltop spa in the Netherlands? You’ve obviously not been to Valkenburg….”