Almeria in Spain: Six things to do away …

I absolutely love the Almeria region of Spain, an attraction which grew slowly after my dad became a regular resident, drawn there by the clear…

Andalucia in sunny Spain: The road less travelled

Current position, poolside, with sweeping views in the wilds of southern Spain. When I say wilds, I mean 20 minutes from a largish town but…

Ardeche, France: Living like a princess in my …

Ssssh. It’s probably best if nobody ever hears about the Chateau d’Uzer. There is a reason owners Veronique and Eric do not list their five…

A country retreat to The Spread Eagle at …

  Nestled next to a soaring stretch of the beautiful  River Ribble, with views stretching a cross the Forest of Bowland, The Spread Eagle at…

Snowed in at Shibden Mill Inn, Yorkshire

Tucked away down a winding road amid the beautiful hills of a West Yorkshire valley lies the Shibden Mill Inn. As we arrive in the…

A different ‘Side’ to a Turkey beach holiday

The Loggerhead turtle winds her way through azure seas, bobbing her head lazily from the warm, salty, water. As she takes breath and prepares to…

Going underground in Southern France: Ardeche and Gard

  Smell. Taste. Think. This is wine tasting 101 with an obvious omission Then again it’s hard to ‘Look’ when you’re deep underground in an…