About Me

Born in Coventry in 1961 at Gulson Road Hospital, making me a true Coventarian!! I moved to South Africa at the tender age of 19 to live two years with my husband to "try it out" Way back then in 1981 the South African government kindly paid our fare. We…

Posted on Nov 3, 2019
Balmoral, you did not let us down!!

A lovely stop in Hon Fluer, we were very lucky with the weather for both stops (Rouen the day before) as we missed the rain, this is the middle of October and I braved it off without a coat, some pretty little shops and an easy transfer (free) into the…

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Posted on Oct 18, 2019
Girl trip on the Balmoral

Well here are the motley crew, I hope none of them mind being on my blog !!  This is the five siblings, and in age order as well, we occasionally have us all in the same place, maybe once or twice a year, with work commitments and extended families its…

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Posted on Oct 4, 2019
Good bye Thomas Cook !!

Well, what a sad week for the travel industry with the demise of Thomas cook, and a little bit of my history gone forever, I feel very sad for the thousands of employees affected by this momentous failure, many of whom are still friends. I started my travel career with…

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Posted on Sep 18, 2019
Another year gone, countdown to Reflection in November

Well, the 8th of September has been and gone, another year passes, I will never be one who complains about getting older, so many wonderful people have already left us way too soon, getting older is an absolute privilege and I am very happy to still be around to enjoy…

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Posted on Aug 31, 2019
Music Cities and the Deep south, why to book early!!

I am getting lots of calls for our tailor-made holiday packages for all of 2020 and into 2021, some with tours some without, the most common question I get is why are these getting booked so early if the flights are not available, and hotels cannot be confirmed? There are…

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Posted on Aug 14, 2019
Granny duty!!

First time ever we took the boys out to The Black Country Museum in Dudley, not a bad drive for us around 40 minutes, Jayden was coming back to stay for the week so we decided to combine it with a picnic and a day out. Not the cheapest exercise,…

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Posted on Jul 25, 2019
Marella cruises good or bad?

Marella Cruises are often frowned upon by long-time cruisers, I have just had a customer return and had only good things to say, he agreed it was not as traditional as his normal cruises, but value for money and convenience he gave them top marks, all went well from start…

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Posted on Jul 7, 2019
QueenVictoria, what a treat !

All very Titanic looking under the clock, with possibly the youngest captain I have ever met, nomally stuck in the back and somehow managed to get in the front row !! It is unusual to get a 7-night cruise for a FAM trip, normally we are lucky to get 3/4,…

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Posted on Jun 22, 2019
Ready for Queen Victoria!

Well, I have been given a little week away on the lovely Cunard Queen Victoria, leaving tomorrow from Southampton for 7 nights, what a treat, our FAM trips are usually just a few nights, 2/3 even up to 5, so to get a whole week is definitely a rare opportunity.…

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Posted on Jun 9, 2019
Welcome to my world! Or maybe not this week

Here it is my humble abode and place of work AKA the spare room!! previously known as my son's bedroom, who is now off into the world and sharing with friends, learning all about bills and council tax !! Happy days This is where as they say "the magic happens"…

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