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Lorca – 24th to 26th December

We arrived in at the Lorca Parador  at 3pm after a 4 hour drive from Cuenta.  Part of the route was on a twisting road until we reached the motorway that runs along the coast past Murcia.   The parador is … Continue reading

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Hobby Centrum Christmas Market – 13th December

  The Hobby Centre holds a Christmas Market in December where members can sell their work.  I volunteered to help set up the stalls on the Friday and to serve erwtensoep (pea and smoked sausage soup) and gluhwein on Sunday. … Continue reading

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Boxing Day cycle to Ooji

   

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Zutphen – 21st December

A ‘Dickens Christmas Market’ is held in Deventer every year but because it can be really busy, we decided to visit Zutphen which is a small town nearby.  We were pleasantly surprised as its centre was spared any damage in … Continue reading

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Moyland Castle and Kalkar

We rented a car to go to the Christmas market at Moyland Castle which we’d visited last Christmas.  We went with Denise and Phil our English friends that live in Nijmegen.  We decided to stop in Kalkar to visit the … Continue reading

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Week-end trip to Monchengladbach and Dusseldorf

I got a cheap deal through HEMA so we travelled after work on Friday to Monchengladbach where we had a nice hotel with a room overlooking St Vitus Church. We had a very nice meal at Geros even though they … Continue reading

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Christmas at Pismo Beach

We love the Avila Beach/San Luis Obispo area and on our last visit we had lunch at the Cliffs Resort bar – it had a marvellous ocean view and the hotel looked nice too.  So we decided to come back … Continue reading

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‘Cheesemas’ Christmas Party

I baked my usual Telegraph recipe Christmas cake for our 7th (?) Annual Cheesemas Party.  Lots of nice cheeses, spiced mulled wine and other goodies.  We were still eating the cake in the middle of January! I also made a … Continue reading

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San Francisco

We went to see a special exhibition at the Legion of Honor and then go for dinner at a fancy restaurant downtown.  Exhibition was on loan from the Louvre and was mildly interesting!  Dinner at Jardiniere was very nice and … Continue reading

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Christmas get-away trip

Booked 2 nights at the Loch Leven Lodge on the shores of Donner Lake.  It was established in the 1940’s by a Scot (obviously!).  We’d seen the rooms when we visited our friends Brian and Lisa a few years ago. … Continue reading

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