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Visiting Versailles

A few miles outside the centre of Paris lies Versailles. In the 11th century it was just a small village but in the 17th century King Louis XIII began to transform Versailles from a small country residence into a hunting…

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Surprise Picnic in Paris

Bonjour and welcome to the city of love. A place where no romantic gesture is too extravagant. Let me explain. For Mum’s birthday Dad and I surprised her with a trip of a lifetime. The plan was for them to…

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Mum’s Birthday

This year Mum’s Birthday fell on Bank Holiday Monday. This was perfect. We all had the day off so it meant we could celebrate properly. We booked lunch at another one of our favourite restaurants, Tattu. It’s basically an oriental…

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Stand With Manchester

Tuesday 23rd May 2017 Incomprehensible loss and sadness. That’s how I felt when I woke up and read the news headlines that morning. The eyes of the world were upon Manchester. Everyone so shocked and stunned by what they heard.…

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The Irish Wedding

Last week we nipped over to Ireland for a couple of days to celebrate a family wedding. Both my Grandparents on my Dad’s side are Irish so we go over and visit as often as we can. We always keep…

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Mum’s the Word

So we woke on Sunday after the best night sleep in our marshmallow, cloud of a bed and spent all morning denying any knowledge of hangovers to each other. We padded up to breakfast in our slippers and took in…

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