Posts made in March, 2015

What to see in Brussels

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Belgium, Europe | 0 comments

What to see in Brussels

Where is Brussels? After nearly 6 weeks in France we decided we were ready¬†for a new country …. something drastically different perhaps? So we drove about 4 hours north east across the boarder and we landed in Belgium. For those you who haven’t been, Belgium is pretty similar to France, although citizens of both countries might choose to deny it! However, we had some friends in Brussels so we thought we might go and visit for a few days. The first thing we did was have a belated little birthday Party for Tom. It turns out you really don’t...

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The Island of Lokrum

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in Croatia, Europe | 0 comments

The Island of Lokrum

One of my favourite days on our Europe trip this summer was this one! I had read about Lokrum and heard that it was a must see when you travel to Dubrovnik, Croatia. Well it certainly didn’t disappoint. We headed down to the port and bought tickets out to the island of Lokrum. It takes about half an hour to get from Dubrovnik to Lokrum and costs around 10 euros per person (return) The ferry is smooth and comfortable which was a bit of a blessing as I get sea sick quite easily. Sailing into the little Lokrum Beach...

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Monet’s Garden in Giverny

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015 in Europe, France | 4 comments

Monet’s Garden in Giverny

I have always been a bit of a Monet fan. I love the colours, I love the texture and I love the subject matter. I also love the way you can look at one of his paintings from a distance and it looks perfect and yet up close it is a mess of beautiful colours. As we had a bit of time in Vernon we waited until a day where the weather was perfect before we headed out to Monet’s Gardens in Giverny. We had driven out twice before but the queues were quite long and rain looked possible...

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