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Valencia Day 4

We visited  the Cervellon Palace. Fernando VII signed the Constitution here in 1812, as did María Cristina her abdication. Isabel II also lodged here, and it has been the centre of many important events. Then on to the Beaux Arts … Continue reading

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Madrid trip – 18th to 25th April

We decided to meet up with Alla and Eddie Barnes in Madrid where Eddie was performing with his school choir the Main Street Singers. Stayed in the family-run Hostal Gonazalo in Calle Cervantes in the Latina quarter. Great location with lots … Continue reading

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Bergen, Norway – 4th July

The one fact most people know about Bergen is that it rains a lot!  Over 88 inches a year on average.  And it was the only place it rained over our 2 week cruise.  We managed to avoid the rain … Continue reading

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Rotterdam

We had a Day ticket to use up so we decided on a trip to Leiden.  Unfortunately the train was late so we missed our connection which then turned out to be 40 minutes late anyway. So change of plan, … Continue reading

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Book Club at Birmingham

At last I’m able to attend a meeting of my old National Trust book club!  I started it with Judith Congdon (now FitzGerald) while at Polesden Lacey and soon we had on board, Sarah, Marion, Jane, Louise, Lara and Vanessa. … Continue reading

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