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A Taste of Portugal, Day 7. Obidos and Ginja.

It was the last full day of our holiday and we were heading back south towards Lisbon. But we had one highlight left to come – a visit to Obidos. Obidos is a fortified town that can trace its history … Continue reading

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Crosby Rambling Club visits Hartington.

Last Sunday I was out with my local rambling club and our destination was Hartington in the heart of the Peak District. I joined the ‘B’ party on a pleasant 9 mile walk that took in a couple of the … Continue reading

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Sisi’s circular path on the Schmittenhohe

Sisi’s circular path is a short walk, only one kilometre, starting from the Elisabeth Chapel situated on the top of the Schmittenhohe. The walk is full of interest as in addition to the marvellous views there are information boards which … Continue reading

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A trip too far

When I composed these notes, I expected to be lying relaxed of a beach in the Costa Blanca with a glass of something cool within reach. Instead, I an lying, not so relaxed in a hospital bed in Liverpool. It … Continue reading

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Adventures in Mallorca, Day 10

The weather has changed, it is very windy and cold. We decided to do a walk from Bunyola climbing up to Penyal d’Honor. A lot of the walk would be through woodland and we may find some shelter. We had … Continue reading

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Christmastime

It’s nearly Christmas and an excuse to indulge in some good food and wine. I have eaten out three times in the past week. On Wednesday I had seared pidgeon breast. On Thursday it was roast duck. And on Sunday … Continue reading

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Santa’s in a spin

Conditions are bleak and times are hard. Even Santa is feeling the pinch. The sleigh is proving expensive to run. Christmas is falling on a weekend and Rudolph and his friends are demanding double time. So. This year, Santa may … Continue reading

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