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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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A Snowy Break in the Black Forest

You hear Black Forest, you think gateau. It is the ultimate in word association. Far from being one of those cliches that the locals hate foreigners to connect with their home, the people of the Black Forest love their Schwarzwaldkirschtorte, Black Forest gateau. And their cukoo clocks for that matter. They are fiercely proud of both.… Continue reading A Snowy Break in the Black Forest

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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

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What To Expect On Holiday In Luxembourg

Here’s a question for you. What springs to mind when you hear “Luxembourg”? You’re drawing a blank aren’t you? Maybe you thought of the Jardin du Luxembourg – in Paris – or perhaps you remembered it has something to do with tax and banking. What didn’t happen is that your eyes misted over and you… Continue reading What To Expect On Holiday In Luxembourg