Join us for a romantic dinner – eventually – in Ostuni, Italy. A wonderful evening of food in this beautiful hilltop town. … More Ostuni, Italy. Best savoured slowly.
We tried out Wilderness Festival. Should emptynesters go to a summer festival? It’s a big thumbs up from us. This is our full review, including a video.
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A guide to the eight must-see attractions in the wonderful city of Stockholm. … More Eight must-sees in sassy Stockholm
If you’ve been to Venice, or seen pictures of it, you’ll know it’s a city of little islands in a lagoon within the Adriatic Sea. Most people get around by boat, along a network of waterways leading off from the magnificent Grand Canal. While many are privately owned, sharing their routes with freight-carrying craft, the … More Venice by Vaporetto: We meet the man who floats your boat
Venice is Nigel’s favourite city. In this article, he explains why, from it’s decrepit nature to it’s living history. … More Five reasons why Venice is my favourite city
With apologies to Helen Fielding. And Bridget Jones 😉 Thursday, February 2nd: Summary: Weight: not known. Officially (c’mon…) still in ‘post Christmas-scoffing’ phase. So, for both of us, still a ‘work-in-progress‘, if you will. (In the same way that a woman might be forgiven for saying she’s still carrying her baby-weight…when the infant starts … More No time for calorie-counting on this 24 hour Viennese whirl.
Jane’s personal review of a mud treatment at the Balnea spa at the Danubius Esplanade hotel. Mud is thicker than water. Considerably so, you discover, when it’s heated up and slapped over your bare flesh. Its unique sulphuric properties attract thousands to spas like this one in Slovakia, from around the world. So what actually … More Get covered in hot mud.Why would you?
It’s minus six today in Piestany, and few people are out on the snow packed pavements. The town’s “fashion” shops are so plentiful that proprietors are competing for custom; wriggling their garments of the day over mismatched mannequins–who are then manhandled outside to be headless, hapless greeters. One’s jacketed nonchalantly in understated beige. Steps away, a … More Warming up in snowy Slovakia
We spent 24 hours in Vienna, soaking up the culture, the history, the food and the atmosphere. Not nearly enough time, but with such a photogenic city, it wasn’t difficult to take a few choice snaps. We wrapped up against the elements and found plenty of gorgeous cafes in which to seek refuge. Schnitzel, apfelstrudel, cafe … More Photo essay: snowy Vienna
Introduction: Time of year: January 2017 – minus five degrees during the day, with snow on the ground. Purpose of trip: Nigel had decided to partake in some ‘health tourism’ in Slovakia as he needed some heavy duty dental treatment. We thought that we’d make a break out of it, as there needed to be … More Review: Danubius Health Spa Resort – Esplanade, Piestany, Slovakia