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Launch of the animation ‘The Smuggler’

January 31st, 2019
On the 31st January 2019 we launched the animation of the story of 'The Smuggler'. This was accompanied by live folk music featuring local folk singers Andrew Craig & Maureen and Jonathan Arden Jones. Mike Payton from Beeston Tales opened the evening with a story and young people from Broxtowe Youth Homelessness were featured on video telling their experience of homelessness and their journey to finding a home. John Brannan provided the comedy spot for the evening. read more

Walking the Great Glen Way

October 4th, 2018
We are to embark on a five day trek from Fort William to Iverness, known as the Great Glen Way, and none of us had managed a long distance walk before. It is a sponsored walk in aid of a children's hospice in Tbilisi (the capital of Georgia). The weather forecast is rain and more rain but with some sunny intervals. So we embark on our adventure in some of the most beautiful countryside in the world. read more

Catalan culture in Collioure

August 28th, 2018
We are on the high speed train from Girona to Perpignan but have stopped at Figueres near the French border. Apparently the train driver has left the train and not returned. We are stranded and we wait an hour and then two hours and eventually a new driver arrives by taxi! The original driver was protesting about his work terms and conditions. In the meantime other passengers have long since left and caught a taxi to Perpignan airport to ensure they did not miss their flights. read more

The hidden gem of Girona

August 22nd, 2018
We arrive at our studio apartment in the Old Town of Girona within a stone's throw of the cathedral. The apartment is up a series of steep steps and entered from the street through a very narrow door using an access code. We find keys for the inside door underneath the door mat. There are two keys and we assume they are identical as the outside door is opened by using the access code. A fatal mistake. We go outside to explore the city and find something to eat. On our return we discover the key does not fit the inside door and we are locked out! read more

Escape to the Châteaux in the Dordogne & the Lot

February 22nd, 2018
It is autumn 2018 and it has been a wet and miserable summer in the UK. I do not think there has been one week when it has not rained. They say it has something to do with the 'Gulf Stream' not reaching as high as it normally does off the coast of England! What ever the reason it is a delight to escape and be touring the Châteaux of the Dordogne and the Lot in brilliant sunshine. read more

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