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Japan trip: Wakayama

I’ve just spent a lovely few days in the Kii peninsula, in Wakayama, Japan. We stayed in traditional guest houses, in onsen towns along the Kumano Kodo ancient pilgrimage route. Our first stay was in Yunomine.The tiny public onsen ‘tsuboyu‘ … Continue reading

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There’s a feeling of summer in the air, and the sunshine and singing cicadas and warm breezes are all delightful. Happy solstice everyone!

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father’s day

For my amazing dad, and all you other dads out there…

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I’ve been reading a book set in the Egyptian era recently, so I went to visit the British Museum to have a look at the sculptures again. It’s always great to see things with fresh eyes…

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Top Hat

I went to see the wonderful musical Top Hat in London for the second time last week. I totally adore this musical! It’s old timey, simple, and just plain amazing. I have a soft spot for tap dancing, I have … Continue reading

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the Fat Duck

We went to Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck restaurant the other day. It was an experience and a half! My very first 3-starred Michelin restaurant. When food looks as exquisite as this, it’s impossible to resist…

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Porto, Portugal

I was in Porto last weekend, and loved its faded charm. It’s run-down, but in a delightful way. We had tea at the Majestic Cafe…and I had a very tasty eggtart, with toasted almonds on the top.I love the blue … Continue reading

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weekend in Paris

A quick trip across the channel, and a weekend in Paris in August. Lovely. This is the view from our hotel, right in the centre of Saint Germain des Pres, on the left bank. Not many shops were open, it … Continue reading

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Olympic extras

I went to see the men’s indoor volleyball semi-finals last week, at Earl’s Court. I had no idea what it would be like, but I really enjoyed the fast-paced game, and cheered for Bulgaria (I liked their outfits), although they … Continue reading

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Olympics week two

It’s the second week of the Olympics. It’s still sunny, it’s still fun, and I finally made it to the Olympic Park!We managed to get some last minute athletics tickets, and couldn’t believe that our seats in the main stadium … Continue reading

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