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Wooli (pronounced Wool – Eye)

December 25, 2011 4 comments

Initially we were disappointed by Wooli; the ridiculous amount we had paid, combined with the “generous” photo’s on the web ( the owners are estate agents, what did we expect!), meant that we thought we were in some luxurious lodges for Christmas. Spider and ant infested cabins were more like the reality.

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Pancake (Drop Scone) Rocks

November 19, 2011 Leave a comment

Half way down the west coast, the strange formations known as pancake rocks become the main attraction; by a mixture of good planning and good luck, we arrive an hour before high tide and the sea swell is reasonably impressive. This combination meant we were treated to some pretty spectacular waves and blow holes in amongst the odd flat layered rocks.

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New Zealand – opposite to south america

November 5, 2011 2 comments

New Zealand is a place we have always wanted to go, it is so far away, yet there is something comforting and homely about the mention of New Zealand. It is everything that we expected, and it comes in bucket loads – the scenery, the welcoming people, the active lifestyle, the remote solitude, the amazing quiet (when we can get the kids the be quiet!) and the overall feeling of quality of life. You have to love the outdoors, but what an outdoors!

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Midnight Jacuzzi

July 10, 2011 Leave a comment


We went for the weekend to Zlenice to visit my Aunt and Uncle (the same Helena and Jozka that were gigging a couple of weeks ago.) Before we knew it, we were being treated to a midnight Jacuzzi on the terrace, under the stars with a glass of champagne. A most relaxing start to a busy weekend of cycling and canoeing on the nearby Sazava.

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No beer in Beer – The Devon Hors d’ouvres

June 12, 2011 4 comments

We stayed our first week in the seaside town of Seaton. A slightly jarring mix of quaint old and grotty new, applicable in equal amounts to architecture and clientele. The slightly crusty element does have advantages though, one being Byrne Jones, a cross between a museum of Victorian grooming products (one suspects they still crush the local stones for toothpaste) and an ultra-modern photo reprographic laboratory. Our one successful purchase though

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