25 December – 1 January: Oh what a year! Reflecting on 2019 as we enter a new decade

Author: Mrs A Location: Sydney, Australia The past week has been full of friends, colour and laughter, starting with a Christmas day feast, lunch catch up in the city, and finishing the year with a bollywood inspired new year’s eve fancy dress party. Coming to the end of the year, it’s a great time to …

30 September – 2 October: Walking in my parents’ footsteps

Author: Mr A Location: Broadford and Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Scotland, UK Scotland…the part of the British Isles that my parents fell in love with and retuned to for so many years of wonderful holidays, bird spotting, walking the hills when they could. To visit here and see some of the same places they must …

31 August – 1 September: Two more medieval walled cities ticked off our Brittany list!

Author: Mrs A Location: Dinan, Léhon and Saint-Malo, Brittany, France We realised we had very little time to explore Brittany and so decided to speed past a good chunk of the region, heading north towards the town of Dinan. Dinan was created as a strategic town by combining three villages in the 1100s and much …

29 August: Puzzling over the mysteries of the Neolithic Carnac alignments…and eating oysters

Author: Mr A Location: Locmariaquer and Carnac, Brittany, France I went to a secondary school in England that was run by a headmaster who went on to make a better curator of Oxford museum than, in reflection, he did a headmaster of a boys school. I left school with very little passion ignited for learning. …