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4 Ski Holiday Essentials No One Tells You About

Skiing holiday packing is pretty handy really – salopettes, ski jacket, thermal underwear, goggles, sunglasses, gloves, a neck warmer and suncream. That’s your basics sorted. Then you need a few bits and pieces for the evenings – shoes and regular clothing. Having been on various ski breaks over the years I’ve come up with a… Continue reading 4 Ski Holiday Essentials No One Tells You About

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Those Little Christmassy Things

Clove-studded oranges and gold-sprayed foliage, red candles and wire ribbon, spiced beef, chocolate coins and The Snowman on the telly. Those are my little Christmassy things. Not memories as such. Not traditions either. More like short scenes or photos in my mind. They are things that immediately bring the Christmases of my childhood to mind.… Continue reading Those Little Christmassy Things

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Staying at Center Parcs Port Zelande, Part 1: Accommodation

A few weeks ago I wrote about the possible pitfalls of Center Parcs holidays and how we were preparing for our upcoming Center Parcs stay at  Post Zelande in Holland. The tone of the post might have come across to some readers as pessimistic but to me it was a realistic view based on our… Continue reading Staying at Center Parcs Port Zelande, Part 1: Accommodation

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Center Parc Holidays – What to Expect & What to Bring

Later this year we’ll be going on another Center Parcs holiday. Looking at the Center Parcs brochure and website, you’d be forgiven for thinking that there is nothing less than top of the range accommodation, permanent sunshine and family-friendly catering. Spoiler alert – its not quite like that.  That said, we had a easy and… Continue reading Center Parc Holidays – What to Expect & What to Bring

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Our Farm Holiday at Quinkenhof Farm

Back in May The Bavarian’s family held a family reunion in central Germany. We were to stay at Quinkenhof, a farm in the middle of nowhere. Normally one to love farm holidays, this time I was a bit apprehensive. I hadn’t booked it myself, some distant relation had. Work was madly busy and I hadn’t… Continue reading Our Farm Holiday at Quinkenhof Farm