Les Gets

This Christmas we went to explore the French Alpine resort of Les Gets. Continue reading

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Crystal’s ski app

Crystal Route finder

I’m a bit of a late-adopter smartphone-wise, having only got rid of my faithful BlackBerry earlier this year and reluctantly switching to Android – so in many ways I’m still getting used to the idea of using apps beyond the obvious ones. Continue reading

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I totally love theme parks. However, I’d be the first to admit that to a degree, it can be true that if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all. Some rollercoasters, a few gentle rides for the kids, over-sized cartoon characters and some indifferent food stands, and you’re pretty much there. But Futuroscope in Poitiers-Charentes is a bit different. Continue reading

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Loir Valley

Week three this summer was in the Loir Valley – about 40 km away from the better-known Loire Valley. I didn’t know much about the area before we went but as it turned out, it was a bit like where we live – very quiet – but flatter. Continue reading

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Our second week away this summer was at Soulac-sur-Mer in the Gironde. We often go to the Atlantic Coast over the Med – the kids like the waves, the beaches tend to be less crowded and it’s not so HOT. This was a new area for us as we hadn’t been as far up the coast as this before, but I think we’ll definitely go back. Continue reading

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Andorra in summer

So, we’re back from our four weeks away this summer.

Our first trip was to Andorra. We’ve been several times in winter to ski but even though it’s only down the road from us really, we’d never been in summer before. The main reason for finally getting round to it was that for the past three years, Andorra have been putting on FREE shows by Cirque du Soleil, so I booked tickets online. Continue reading

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Win a Norwegian log cabin break

NorwayHave you planned your summer holiday yet? I’m just starting to plan ours – last year we went away for six weeks as we rented out our house, but I’ve a feeling this year’s summer travels might be a bit shorter. Continue reading

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