Category Archives: Europe

Exploring the ruins of Lliria and Xelardo

Monday 01 and Tuesday 02 May 2017 – Lliria, Spain. We arrived back in Lliria around mid-day and were met at the station by Paula and Paul. We decided to do a walking tour of the centre of Lliria as … Continue reading

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A night in Valencia

Sunday 30 April and Monday 1 May 2017 – Valencia, Spain. Today is NLD day. For those not in the know, this is the North London Derby; a football match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur that occurs twice each season and … Continue reading

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Walks and wine in Spain.

Thursday 27 to Saturday 29 April 2017 – Lliria, Valencia, Spain. Two days after getting back from our trip to Cornwall we were off to Spain for a few days with friend Paul and Paula. We have stayed with Paul and … Continue reading

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I had to go to Berlin to see the autumn.

Wednesday 02 November 2016 – Berlin, Germany. The Tiergarten in November. Wow, what amazing colours! I have been waiting, fruitlessly, for the trees to turn in Epping Forest, but they have been remarkably stubborn this year and it does not … Continue reading

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Three relaxing days in Valencia

Wednesday 20 July 2016 – Valencia, Spain. Arriving home from my trip to Orford Ness early on Saturday evening it was a quick hello to El and then I was upstairs packing and organising myself for a three day trip to … Continue reading

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Castillo de Sagunto.

Sunday 28 February 2016 – Valencia, Spain. With the room nicely pre-warmed last night, along with a late night, red wine and whisky, most of us slept in quite late this morning. Paul managed to sneak out and go to one … Continue reading

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Disappointingly there were no egg cups.

Saturday February 27 – Valencia, Spain. We were well warned before we left London that Valencia can be surprisingly cold in the night, and we were surprisingly cold at night. We had to use the heater in our room to … Continue reading

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Hola de España !

Friday February 26 2016 – Valencia, Spain. Last summer, good friends of ours bought a home in the town of Lliria, 40 minutes away from the centre of Valencia and El and I are joining on a long weekend visit. We … Continue reading

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From Michelangelo to Picasso in one day. Brugge day three.

Monday 03 August 2015 – Brugge, Belgium and back to Walthamstow, London. Lessons learnt yesterday meant we did not rush out of bed seeking breakfast anywhere outside the hotel and we succumbed again to the offered glass of champagne along … Continue reading

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Beer, canals and windmills. Day two in Brugge.

Sunday 02 August 2015 – Brugge, Belgium. Yesterday was such a good day, so we were keen for a repeat today. Breakfast was not served in the hotel until quite late – by our standards, so with the sun shining … Continue reading

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