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The South Downs Way – Challenge Accepted!

This weekend, Peter and I were reminded by none other than Facebook, that three years had passed since we took on the National 3 Peak 24 Hour Challenge with a group of friends. To this day, I think it’s probably the hardest yet most satisfying thing that I’ve done and to have been able to share the experience with friends, made it …

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A Cheaper Holiday in the Cairngorms

For our latest travel adventure, Peter and I decided to have 5 nights in the beautiful Cairngorms, to get back in touch with the wilderness of the UK and to enjoy a cheaper trip away. We’ve decided to take the big jump of buying a flat together this year, but we didn’t want that to stop us from enjoying some time …

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Why I fell in Love with the City of Many Names

Venice. The City of many names, ‘Masks’, ‘Bridges’, ‘Canals’ and, of course, ‘Water’. Little did we know that she would capture us in her net. She waited there, sitting pretty in the becalmed waters of the Adriatic basin, patiently. Waiting, for our train to pull in. As soon as we set foot on to the little island, we knew that we would be in …

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How to Find the Perfect Holiday Apartment

All great holidays begin and end with a great place to rest your head. If you’re like Peter and myself, you’re probably longing to feel like you’re living in the city you’re holidaying in. You’ll be aching for the perfect holiday apartment, but how unearth do you go about finding one? To be honest, it can be quiet daunting! The first …

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Oh Beans: Paris to Venice, via Milan!

As the train sauntered over the bridge, the water beneath us, and Venice majestically in front of us, every new glimpse of the beautiful city as we approached it, brought something new. The water was shimmering with the little glow that was in the sky. Before we knew it, our first day of travelling was drawing to a close as …

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Oh Beans: Day 1 Oxford to Paris

I wasn’t sure whether or not to share this post after the horrendous events which unfolded on Friday evening in Paris. I absolutely love Paris and adore its people, who have shown so much courage, passion and strength over the last couple of days and year as a whole. My thoughts truly are with them at this incredibly difficult time. **** This …

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Oh Beans Goes to New Z… Italy!

Ever since a couple of days after Peter and I returned from an extremely chilly week in Vienna last February, we’ve pretty much been planning our next trip. As was the case for Vienna, this trip looked a lot different to the one we actually embarked on.. that’s because we were seriously considering, and beginning to plan, a three week …