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Travel: Three days in Filey and Flamborough

August 14, 2020 Comments Off on Travel: Three days in Filey and Flamborough

I love a good holiday. I feel happiest with the sun on my skin, a strong cocktail in hand, and the prospect of a trek around a European city. So, with COVID-19 scuppering any chances of jetting abroad for a break (a holiday to Cyprus I’d booked for June was cancelled and, personally, I don’t feel comfortable heading off to another country while Greater Manchester is in the grips of a local lockdown), it looked like Costa del Patio was the only destination where I’d be soaking up the rays.

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Travel: 48 hours in Leith

March 24, 2020 Comments Off on Travel: 48 hours in Leith

It’s important to start by saying that I inadvertently chose to coincide my trip with the weekend that Storm Ciara hit, meaning there was not much sunshine in Leith (and a pretty grim seven-hour coach journey home).

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Travel: Lisbon

November 9, 2019 Comments Off on Travel: Lisbon

Lisbon has been on my hit list of places to go to for ages.

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Hotel Review: The White Hart at Lydgate, Oldham

June 8, 2019 Comments Off on Hotel Review: The White Hart at Lydgate, Oldham

The checking-in process at hotels can be laborious.

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Hotel Review: Andaz London Liverpool Street

June 8, 2019 Comments Off on Hotel Review: Andaz London Liverpool Street

Hotels near airports or train stations can conjure up images of pokey rooms with a sad looking ironing board in the corner.

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Naples and Vesuvius

Travel: Vedi Napoli e poi muori (see Naples and then die)

May 19, 2019 Comments Off on Travel: Vedi Napoli e poi muori (see Naples and then die)

Many people flying from the UK to Naples head straight for the Amalfi coast, put off entering the city by stories of the Camorra, handbag snatchers on scooters, crazy traffic and Vesuvius, an active volcano.

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Photo Gallery: Peter Aitchison at Gateway Gallery, Hale

April 22, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Peter Aitchison at Gateway Gallery, Hale

Ah, the 90s.

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Travel: Flowers, fennel and a mammoth tortoise. Northern Soul visits Madeira

March 23, 2019 Comments Off on Travel: Flowers, fennel and a mammoth tortoise. Northern Soul visits Madeira

I hadn’t realised that Madeira is best known as the birthplace of the footballer Christian Ronaldo, nor that he was named after Ronald Reagan, his father’s favourite actor.

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Travel: 100 Years of the Bauhaus, Berlin

March 15, 2019 Comments Off on Travel: 100 Years of the Bauhaus, Berlin

As if you needed another reason to visit Berlin. Throughout 2019, Germany is celebrating 100 years of the Bauhaus, and Berlin is putting itself centre stage.

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Travel: Northern Soul spends a month in Extremadura, Spain

February 22, 2019 Comments Off on Travel: Northern Soul spends a month in Extremadura, Spain

At the end of 2018, I swapped cold, damp Manchester for the cold but dry climes of Hoyos in the Sierra de Gata, Extremadura in the middle of Spain and just 15 minutes from Portugal.

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