Monthly Archives: November 2012

Some wine among the vines …

When staying at a wine estate of some reputation, it would seem foolish not to tour the vineyards and sample the wines, now wouldn’t it?  I was staying at one of Spain‘s newest properties near Valladolid, Spain – Abadia Retuerta … Continue reading

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This Way to the Air Raid Shelter!

When you reach number 66 Tooley Street, take a look – and perhaps a double take – towards the sky – yes, your eyes are not deceiving you – that IS a rocket attached to the side of the building. … Continue reading

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Breakfast Treats at Quarter Bar & Lounge to Brighten Up Your Morning!

Having one of those mornings? You know the ones… you wake up on the wrong side of bed, use hairspray instead of deodorant, lose a shoe in the gap on the underground, find a leaking pen in your handbag… the … Continue reading

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2013 – The Year of Banff! The Oldest National Park in Canada

Next year Canada’s National Parks, including the oldest of the lot – the stunning Banff National Park will be celebrating their 125th anniversary! Back in 1880, Sir John MacDonald had a stroke of genius, proposing a national park system to be built to protect … Continue reading

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Unexpected architecture – a delight for the senses

The good thing about travelling is that you come across so many innovative buildings by surprise – architecture both new and old – which tends to inspire and amaze in equal measure. On a recent trip to Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine, … Continue reading

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Pop! goes The Fairmont Hamilton Princess!

Guest walking into the lobby of the The Fairmont Hamilton Princess will have the honour of being greeted by HRH Queen Elizabeth II, as Andy Warhol once saw her. These four screen prints are on lone from the new owners of the hotel, the Green family and have been selected to … Continue reading

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In the Frame – Il de Ré

Taken back in September 2011 is Il de Ré while on a bloggers trip in Poitou-Charentes, this images always catches my eye and makes me smile. For me, the stark contrast between the rinds of the cheese gives the photo the quality of … Continue reading

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The Secrets Behind James Bond’s Expertly Crafted Cocktails…

James Bond across the decades has famously had a particular liking for alcoholic tipples… becoming quite the drinks connoisseur. It was essential therefore to bring in an international expert for the filming of ‘Skyfall‘ known as the ‘Best Barman in the … Continue reading

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The London Eye – the perfect view of the Capital

In the space of just 12 years (it opened in March 2000), The EDF Energy London Eye has become a symbol of London innovation and cities around the world have raced to replicate its success. Taking seven years to create, … Continue reading

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11th hour, 11th day, 11th month

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.  At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them. Robert Laurence Binyon

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