Europe

A DAY IN KOBLENZ, GERMANY

When we left Brussels the sun was shining. As we headed into Germany the sky becoming increasingly grey. By the time we reached Koblenz, we knew it was going to start raining very soon indeed.     We reached the centre of the town, parked up and quickly started to…

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WOLLATON HALL AND DEER PARK, NOTTINGHAM

We spent a lovely couple of hours wandering around the grounds of Wollaton Hall and Deer Park in Nottingham with friends. I hadn’t realised that they used Wollaton Hall in the latest Batman film – which is rather cool.  The grounds are huge and beautiful and there are lots of…

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A TRIP TO OOSTENDE, BELGIUM

You’re in Belgium, it’s Sunday the sun is shining, it’s lovely and warm – what are you going to do?  Drive to the coast of course!   There were some sculptures on the seafront, which I like, in a strange crushed crisp packet kind of way…   The beach was…

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Brugge

A TRIP TO BRUGGE, BELGIUM

I have heard nothing but good things about Brugge (or Bruges if you’re reading from the UK), so was really looking forward to checking it out; it didn’t disappoint. There is so much to do there; for our first visit, we just had a wander around the beautiful streets..    …

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Osbroekpark, Aalst

A WALK IN THE WOODS – OSBROEKPARK, AALST

We had a whole day out planned in Ghent, but then it started raining and it rained and rained and rained and rained so we decided to head back to Brussels and find a museum to explore instead. Then about 15 minutes outside of Brussels the sun came out  –…

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Flower Carpet, Grand Place, Brussels 2012

BRUSSELS FLOWER CARPET

Every two years in August, the Grand Place in Brussels is transformed into a flower carpet. The BBC has a great video about it here We had to battle our way through the crowds – it is a very popular attraction – but was definitely worth it. The Grand Place is…

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STAYING AT HOTEL ZANZIBAR, HASTINGS

Our initial plan was to stay somewhere cheap and cheerful for a couple of nights for a little break by the sea. We decided on Hastings as a destination and while researching hotels came across the Hotel Zanzibar – it didn’t fall into the ‘Cheap and Cheerful’ category, but it…

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Sunset Southend Seafront

Watching The Sunset On Southend Seafront

I often get some rather strange looks for carrying my camera everywhere with me.  But it’s sods law – if I don’t have a camera, there will be something beautiful to take pictures of and I’ll miss it. Visiting my brother and sister-in-law, we decided to stroll along Southend Seafront…

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