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 town, we bought a few […]

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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 not always easy. We have […]

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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 MyTravel in Northsheilds and transferred […]

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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 my family and friends. We […]

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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 a few reasons, the cruise […]

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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, we were three adults, 10/4-year-old […]

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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 to finish, as we all […]

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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, and very grateful we are […]

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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. We are off to Guernsey […]

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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” or this week where a […]

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