Loft Hotel Bratislava – gets my vote!!

Any hotel that supplies free bags of Lays in the bedrooms gets my vote any time!!!   As a snack junkie it was the best welcome gift I could possibly think of  (especially the yellow bag)! Although not located in the centre of town,  the Loft hotel is a popular choice for travelers to Bratislava.   It […]

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A First Visit to Vienna

It took me a very long time to get to Vienna and now I wonder why.  Its a beautiful city and one could easily spend a week on main attractions alone.   Our few days there did not allow us do justice to the place and New Year’s celebrations ate further into our time.   But we […]

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Our Hops, Skips and Jumps in 2018

Several hops,  one skip and two jumps – not too bad!  We had some great trips this year and I struck Monet’s garden from my wish list so happy enough with that!   Boston – our first trip of the year – and it was a cold one!! Read all about it: Boston   Morocco – […]

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A Very Happy New Year in Vienna

Vienna is a lovely, lovely city in which to celebrate New Year’s Eve.   There’s the Imperial Ball of course,  gala dinners galore and boat trips on the Danube.  But for tens of thousands of residents and visitors,  the real celebrations are to be found on the streets with a fantastic free programme of events that […]

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♫♪♫ Oh Christmas Tree…♬♪♪

      I am the proud owner of what has to be the tackiest Christmas tree on the planet!   I’ve been bringing home decorations for years – some are the real deal but there has been a lot of improvising!   There’s almost always something to be found that can be adapted –  key rings […]

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Why would anyone go to Milan?

  That’s a question I always asked myself – there are so many vacation options in Italy that it would take a lifetime to do justice to them all.   We’ve had the privilege of visiting the country many times over the years – we’ve camped at the lakes and in Tuscany,  queued for the art […]

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Offaly – a mini break at the Crossroads

County Offaly is dead centre between Dublin and Galway.    Known for its raised bogs,  its often overlooked as a staycation destination but there’s loads to do and see in the county. The Slieve Bloom Mountains are located in the south of the county and lie half way between Belfast and Cork and half way […]

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