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Discovering Australia – New England, NSW

Discovering Australia – New England, NSW

Miles from anywhere, close to everything ………. There’s a lot to be said for discovering your own back yard, hopping in the car and taking the road less travelled and one that avoids going anywhere near an airport.  That’s exactly what we...
Bordeaux – Why You Should Go!

Bordeaux – Why You Should Go!

BORDEAUX: Last year we did a cycling trip from Innsbruck to Verona and it was so wonderful that we wanted to do the same kind of thing again, only somewhere different. We love the south-west of France and had glimpses of Bordeaux on a previous trip, vowing to return...
Blickling Hall

Blickling Hall

Blickling Hall, Norfolk, UK   This is the second in a series of some lesser known English gardens that started with Helmingham Hall in Suffolk – that I visited on my last trip to the UK in 2015. Now, some six months later, I had put the afternoon aside for some...
Helmingham Hall Gardens

Helmingham Hall Gardens

Helmingham Hall Gardens, Stowmarket, Suffolk, UK   There has to be some joy in visiting the UK right now because the exchange rate for the Aussie dollar is crippling (more than two dollars to the pound!) – and what better way to cheer oneself up but to visit...