Nice: Five Nights in Nice – Eat, Drink, Do

I arrived home from Nice last night and thought it would be a nice idea to put together all my suggestions about what to do there in one convenient post. Of course, one can only do so much in a 5-night stay and thus the suggestions are limited, obviously subjective because they’re based on my […]

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A Short History of Dutch Apple Pie

I’ve been spending much of the day getting ready for my flight to Amsterdam tomorrow morning. It’s very much a spur-of-the-moment break, booked on impulse only a couple of weeks ago. I’d been reading Jesse Burton’s wonderful book, The Miniaturist, set in 17th century Amsterdam. One night, reading it in bed, I had a sudden […]

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Top Tips for the Single Traveller

It’s almost two years ago that I began the blog. I had no great ambition in mind for it; it was just for fun. But it’s grown and grown and has become an important and enriching part of my life, providing me with a lot of fun and some new friends. One of the things […]

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