Travel

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Travel 2017 – top suggestions circling the globe

Travellers everywhere are asking themselves where to go in 2017? Luckily, there’s no lack of suggestions: there are “top 10” lists everywhere. But one...
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An American in London looking for a bar?

My husband, Bronnie, was a New England American, and before moving to the country we lived in my native London for many years. A...
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Halloween: best scares and ghost tours in the UK

If looking at yourself first thing in the morning won’t be enough to scare the bejeezus out of you on Halloween, how about these...
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Grown up dining at Kings Cross St. Pancras

We love Fiona's blog over here at Post-40 Bloggers' HQ. Even if you never dined out at the places reviewed, or ate a dish from...
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UK family holidays that won’t break the bank

From the golden beaches of Cornwall to the craggy hills of Aberdeen, the rolling greens of Galway and all that’s in between – the...
Beach and palm tree

Advantages of being an ABTA Earlybird

I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to flying to Orlando on Saturday – the thought of getting out of this dismal...
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Some reasons to visit Cuba

I was lucky enough to spend last Christmas in Cuba. And now I just can’t stop raving about it! Here are my top reasons...
London at night

Seven secret places in London

Visit London, whether to live, for a holiday or just for a day out and I can guarantee you’ll walk past places every day...
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How to travel more without breaking the bank

Who doesn't want to travel more in 2016, but affording it is the hard part, right?  We have lived abroad since 2010 which has...
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10 places where you can avoid Christmas

A work colleague from years ago would save up most of their annual leave to put into going somewhere (anywhere?) to avoid the Christmas...
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A day out at LaplandUK

This past weekend, something wonderful happened. We met Father Christmas. Not one of his helpers, but the real Father Christmas. At least, that is...
Family ski holiday

A look at the world’s best ski towns

Just what makes a classic ski town? It starts, naturally, with skiing and snowboarding so good they attract people like youth-bestowing fountains. Then add...

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Hang-ups

We all have hang-ups. Mine is unfairness, the origins of which are lodged in my childhood. There was the time it was suspected a...
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What do you know?

One of the joys (and pain) of being older is that we know stuff. From our first scraped knee to our devastated heart at...
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How are you? No, really, how are you?

The Post-40 Bloggers' writing prompt this week asked a simple question - "How are you?" The question was stunningly answered by blogger Hilary Farrow. Ed Whenever you...
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Very first visit to the cinema

We liked Sue's treatment of our writing prompt No. 107 (First cinema experience). Her simple telling of walking out with her dad without, uncommonly,...
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Inner conflict – a writing prompt

This week's writing prompt is about inner conflict. Are you wrestling with a problem, for instance, that has a solution, but you're reluctant to take it?...
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Your personal elevator pitch

This week, we're asking you to sum up in 140 characters or less (actually in about 122 characters or less with the hashtag we give...