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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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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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Crystal Cove – Then & Now

Crystal Cove is a very special place to me. In 2003, Nathan and I stayed at Crystal Cove along with my parents, when our firstborn twins (now almost 17) were just bonny, bouncing babies. If you had told me back then, that one day we would return to Crystal Cove with two more daughters in tow, I would have been tickled pink! A few years after that initial visit, in […]

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Carlisle Bay & Oistins Fish Fry!

Carlisle Bay Now, I thought I lived on a small island, but it turns out Barbados is approximately 567 times smaller than the UK! For all my British friends, it’s roughly the same size as the Isle of Wight. Part of a group of Caribbean Islands known as the Lesser Antilles, Barbados is an ‘itty bitty country’, with heaps of beauty and charm. When you ask for directions in Barbados, […]

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Breakfast At Turtle Beach

It was our first morning, waking up in Barbados. We stirred early, not long after the sun had come creeping up.   I’m not sure if it was excitement, or our body clocks being out of sync. But, I didn’t mind. To me, there’s something really special about getting up early on holiday, when there’s not another living soul around.  Admitedly, it’s much easier to accomplish, when you jump out […]

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Back to Barbados

Last summer, Nathan and I were incredibly blessed to be able to take our four children to the beautiful Caribbean Island of Barbados.  We have boy/girl twins currently aged 16, followed by two more daughters, aged 14 and 6. We hadn’t been abroad together as a family for a few years and so everyone was incredibly excited  There was a lot of happy chatter on our train journey to the […]

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