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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. … Continue reading

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Pic du Midi

    It’s not often that I will willingly get up at 6am, and it’s even less often that my children Livi, aged 10 and Toby, 12 are happy to do so. But when you know you’re getting up early … Continue reading

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Alpe d’Huez in summer

I know this isn’t the first time I’ve banged on about how the mountains aren’t just for winter and how they are fabulous in the summer too but honestly, they really are. This summer we went to Alpe d’Huez and … Continue reading

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St Lary: Skiing in the Pyrenees with the family

We are lucky enough to live near the Pyrenees and be able to ski regularly, but time constraints mean that we tend to stick to a few resorts that are closest to us and easily driveable within a day. So … Continue reading

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The holiday that changed my life

I’ve been asked if I had a holiday which has changed my life. Having thought about this, I think if any of my holidays have been life chahing, it was my first ever skiing holiday, which was a school trip … Continue reading

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In praise of holiday villages

More by luck than judgement, this week we’ve ended up in a holiday village-type place in the Dordogne near Bergerac. I say this because, given the choice and with money no object, we’d probably generally choose something a bit more … Continue reading

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Road to Rouen by Ben Hatch

I’d been looking forward to Ben Hatch’s new book Road to Rouen – this might sound slightly tragic but Ben was the first author I ever tweeted to say how much I enjoyed a book after reading his first book, … Continue reading

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