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Visiting Beaune

The most fantastic, brilliantist, bestest shop in the world is at Beaune. I know because I shopped in it today. A counter longer than possible with display cases stretching into the impossible. And all of them containing cheese. So much … Continue reading

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A pretty Domme

We had a couple of starts to today. The first one was pretty unsuccessful. Mirinda’s iPhone had warned us that it would rain with thunder and lightning. While I wouldn’t generally believe what Mirinda’s little friend predicts, we only had … Continue reading

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Greenwich

For Mirinda’s birthday, she decided she’d like to go and visit Greenwich, walk around some flats, have tapas for lunch…as you do. And so, that’s exactly what we did. Following a lovely long lie in, we made our way to … Continue reading

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The rain didn’t help

After a long and meaningful deliberation, Mirinda has come to the conclusion that she hates Madrid. Possibly the whole of Spain. She hates the queues, the rain, the fact that everyone speaks Spanish loudly and aggressively. She’s read on Trip … Continue reading

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Farewell to Marrakech

There were Christmas carols playing at Marrakech airport while we waited for our plane home. I don’t know why. It was an odd way to end our Moroccan week. And we had a female captain on our plane home. I … Continue reading

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When Nicktor ate couscous

What a marvellous day we’ve had. Nicktor’s dislike from last night has been completely replaced with a new fascination for all things Moroccan. That may be a slight exaggeration. He wasn’t that keen on the barely grilled capsicum we had … Continue reading

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Seegrotte

We’ve been on quite a few lovely boat trips in our travels. And not all of them above ground, either – the Blue Grotto springs to mind. But, easily the oddest boat ride was had today. We were part of … Continue reading

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Doctor Fish

Schönbrunne was the summer residence of the Habsburgs. Marie Antoinette was born there before being shipped off to Paris to have her head cut off. Sisi spent quite a lot of time at Schönbrunne as well, making herself beautiful and … Continue reading

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More Aussie visitors

Tonight we were going to have dinner at Tattershalls Castle, the boat permanently moored at Embankment. It’s a favourite place and, we thought, the ideal place to take overseas visitors for a meal. Back in May, while in Australia, Kate … Continue reading

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Cafe culture

I remember the first time we came to Paris. Like the Americans yesterday, we thought everyone was rude and unpleasant. I’m pretty sure we’re used to that now because we love Paris. But sometimes, like this morning, I’ll sit in … Continue reading

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