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Instead of a two week holiday in May, Eloïse’s school made the unusual decision to schedule a one week May holiday, followed by another week in June. This afforded us one last chance to get away as a foursome before … Continue reading

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Touring São Miguel

It’s been an interesting week. In the same week that saw the American government violate the sovereignty of yet another nation in order to apparently murder Osama bin Laden, we’ve been concerned with much lighter matters, driving the length and … Continue reading

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Azorean Adventure (Or: How I Put My Foot In It)

I have some sound advice for you if you’re going to break a bone in your foot. Don’t do it at the end of Koninginnedag, when the hospitals are experiencing their busiest hours of the entire year. Don’t do it … Continue reading

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Princess Diarrhea

We arrived back in Inverness after our day around Loch Ness in time to go down into town to browse around briefly before dinner. Eloïse dragged Ian into an everything’s-a-pound shop to investigate all the treasures inside while I took … Continue reading

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We’re back in Amsterdam after a good night’s sleep on the ferry. What a blissful way to travel. It really is so much better than flying. The day has, of course, been marked by errands and chores: a haircut for … Continue reading

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