Monthly Archives: June 2011

The greenest of Royal Weddings

The second Royal Wedding of 2011 is the long awaited union of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco with his bride-to-be, the South African Charlene Wittstock this Friday, 1st July.  We have had a little sneak preview of the event … Continue reading

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A little-known hotel, built by architects for architects …

We were en route to Royan from La Rochelle in France’s Poitou-Charentes region, when we decided to stop off in the medieval village of Saint-Sauvant to stay overnight in a hotel which has caught the interest of the design cognoscenti in … Continue reading

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Life’s a Beach – at least it is in Newport!

When last in Newport Beach, California, I was taken to the Crystal Cove State Beach and was amazed at the wildness and beauty of this coastal spot.  A stretch of the legs from the car park, you walk down to … Continue reading

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Want to run in an eco-friendly Marathon? Read on …

The Maraisthon, which began in 2010, is the world’s only ecologically environmentally-friendly race – or so I am told by Alec Day, a participant.  I don’t doubt him to be honest as he is something of an expert, having run in … Continue reading

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Five of the Best – Animal Associations

Five of the best modes of transport from across the Magellan PR client base when you next visit a destination or hotel on holiday! Canine Ambassadors, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts  Canine Ambassadors are a very popular feature at Fairmont Hotels … Continue reading

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See a legend in the making in Rochefort: the Hermione

Hailing from an historic nautical city like Portsmouth and with a grandfather who was a master shipwright, I suspect that an interest in ships is built into my DNA.  It might be unsurprising therefore to read this post about a … Continue reading

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I can’t believe I have been tweeting for a year now …

It’s been a year since I was introduced by @aceglobetrotter to Twitter on a press trip – literally forced to post something – under her kind guidance.  Her hand-holding was vital at the beginning as it is quite simply terrifying … Continue reading

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Queen’s Enclosure – part of the historic Forest of Bere

Queen’s Enclosure, Waterlooville, Hampshire When I moved to Waterlooville with The Hound, my trusty canine companion, a key priority was to look for good places to walk together, spoilt as we were when living in London with Wimbledon Common. It … Continue reading

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Feet Nibbling Has Come to Guildford …

It may sound like a strange concept but the fish manicure and pedicure is the latest trend to hit the high-street.   The service which has previously only been reserved to the capital now has concessions appearing all over the country. … Continue reading

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It’s not Bulldog Drummond, but dogs are welcome…

Favoured by students and locals alike, the Drummond specialises in substantial food and beverages at an affordable price. Located on the outskirts of Guildford city centre, The Drummond is a recently ‘revamped’ food and drink establishment that offers a calm … Continue reading

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