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Angela Jelf

A busy mum to four amazing, but noisy children! I love to write stories and poems that whisper God's love - occasionally I find a spare hour to do just that. When I'm not writing, chances are I'm either cooking, cleaning or washing dozens of socks!

    Lovely Lazise – ‘Place on the Lake’

    I knew I was going to fall in love with Lazise before I even got there. When googling ‘great places to visit in Lake Garda,’ Lazise immediately went to the top of my list. Pronounced ‘La-zise-ay,’ (‘if you please, eh?) this stunning little town, reminiscent of Venice, has got everything you could want in a slice of Italian charm! Medieval walls Amazing restaurants and shops A picturesque harbour Olive groves […]

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    Storm in Gardaland!

    Lake Garda boasts a large number of Theme Parks, including Movieland, Jungle Adventure and Gardaland – a whimsical Disney-style theme park with attractions for the whole family. I must admit – now that I’ve reached a certain age in life – I can take it or leave it when it comes to theme parks. But as a kid, I remember begging my poor grandparents to drive us to the theme […]

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    Gosh, this place is so pretty!

    Yesterday, after our epic cycle to Sirmione, we fancied a moochy kind of morning. We cooked bacon and eggs for breakfast and then took Emily for a swim in the Camp-site pool. By the time we were ready to go somewhere, at around 4 o’clock, the Pacengo skies looked a little ominous, so we were reluctant to venture too far. We opted to stroll down to the lake, a short […]

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    Cycling to Sirmione

    “Let’s cycle to Sirmione!” they said. “It’ll be fun!” they said, browsing through the Lake Garda travel guide. The Longest Ride What we didn’t really know was that it would prove to be a somewhat arduous 20 mile-round-trip, in 30 degree heat! Plus we’d already walked 8,000 steps from the camp-site into Peschiera, along a meandering lakeside path, to find the ‘Bike ‘n’ Foot’ cycle hire shop. It cost 25 […]

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    Eurocamp, Lake Garda

    Happy Campers! This week, with two of our kids away camping , the other four of us thought we’d do the same! I must be honest here: there are a few differences to bear in mind… Samuel and Grace, obviously much braver than us, are sleeping under canvass, beneath the fresh, open skies of the Norfolk Showground in the UK. They are sleeping on lilos, zipped up like little caterpillars […]

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    Lunch in London!

    My Travel Agent husband works a short walk away from London Bridge Railway Station. Today I thought it would be nice to pack a picnic, jump on a train and gate-crash his lunch break. Our eldest daughter, Lydia, having broken up for the summer, was able to come along too. When you live close to a major city, it can be easy to take it for granted. But London is […]

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    Sissinghurst – Visit to An English Country Garden

    I’ve been really excited about writing this post. Up until now, my posts have featured far-flung and exciting holiday destinations. I suppose, to some of you, England might sound like a far-flung and exciting holiday destination. To me, it’s the beautiful country I call home. So come with me on a journey, through green fields and rolling meadows, to an English Country Garden… Nestled in the heart of the beautiful […]

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