Rosie Andre

Cacela Velha, Portugal

October 2, 2017

Cacela Velha (pronounced Cass-ella-Veyya) is a beautiful tiny fishing village in the Algarve region of Portugal. It is so tiny, it almost doesn’t seem real. Cacela Velha is located on the top of a hill with fantastic views over the Atlantic Ocean. The village itself doesn’t have many buildings, but it does have a cute church,…

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Tavira, Portugal

September 27, 2017

Tavira is a beautiful old city in the Algarve region of Portugal. It seems a lot less touristy than some of the other places we visited on our weeks holiday. The buildings are more ruined and dilapidated, with paint peeling off – which I love! I didn’t know what to expect when coming here and…

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Vila Real de Santo António, Portugal

September 26, 2017

Vila Real de Santo António is a small city in Portugal’s Algarve region. It’s in the south of Portugal, on the Portugal/Spain border. We came here for an afternoon to wander the streets. We walked through the town passing lots of shops. The shops were selling mostly towels, clothes and souvenirs. Vila Real de Santo António…

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Ponta da Piedade, Portugal

September 23, 2017

Ponta da Piedade is such a beautiful part of the world! It’s situated on the South coast of Portugal, close to the town of Lagos, in the Algarve. Ponta da Piedade is a rock formation in the Atlantic Ocean with stunning panoramic views all around. There are boat trips available from several locations. I didn’t…

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Cabo Sao Vincente, Portugal

September 22, 2017

Cabo Sao Vincente (Cape St Vincent) is on Costa Vicentina (Vincentine Coast) on the very tip of Portugal. It is commonly known as “The End Of The World” as it looks out to the Atlantic Ocean. Cabo Sao Vincente has stunning panoramic views of huge white rock faces lunging into the deep blue sea. There…

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1 week in Miami

September 20, 2017

MIAMI!! It’s never particularly been on my list of destinations I dream about visiting. But as we are moving there in a couple of months for my husband’s work, we thought it would be best to visit before hand. I spent a lot of my time visiting the different areas of Miami and trying to…

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3 days exploring Dijon

September 12, 2017

My husband came to Dijon for 3 days of work, so I decided to come with him. Usually on work placements he is alone for the journey there and back, but also in the evenings and for dinner etc. So, I thought this time I would come along to keep him company but also so…

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Gorges du Verdon – Take Two

September 4, 2017

We came back to the Gorges du Verdon and I am so glad that we did! It was worth the drive to be able to go on a boat down the beautiful gorges. It was a stunning hot day in July when we went. It was super busy, but I think that added to the…

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Bussana Vecchia, Italy

September 1, 2017

I came to Bussana Vecchia after spending a night in San Remo (read my blog post here..). Bussana Vecchia is a small hippy/arty commune in the West of Italy with a rather interesting history. I won’t give you a long history lesson, but here is a quick overview. Basically there was an earth quake in…

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San Remo, Italy

August 25, 2017

San Remo is a town situated just over the French/Italian border (on the Italian side). It’s a popular tourist destination on the beautiful Italian Riviera. I decided to go here on a bit of a whim. I was meant to go for a long weekend with my girlfriends earlier this year but something came up…

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Provence Lavender and Sunflower Fields – France

July 26, 2017

The best time to see the famous Provence lavender fields is from late June to mid August. Although this does depend on where you go, the weather that year & when they harvest the lavender. There are also several lavender festivals throughout Provence in the summer months. They sell lavender ice creams, lavender honey and…

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Gorges du Verdon – France

July 20, 2017

So this was one of my trips that didn’t go to plan, at all! Oops! We set off from our place at 10am, heading straight to the Gorges du Verdon but happened to stop at the Cascade de Sillans on the way. We loved it so much that we stayed for around 4 hours!! If…

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Cascade de Sillans – France

July 18, 2017

Cascade de Sillans is a stunning waterfall that is situated close to the Gorges de Verdon in the South of France. It’s around 1 hour 15 mins from either Marseille or Aix en Provence by car to the cascade. The waterfall is found in the town of “Sillan-la-Cascade”, which was named after the waterfall. The…

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Toulon Beach – France

July 2, 2017

Toulon beach is my favourite beach on the South coast of France. There is free parking (which is almost impossible to find at other beaches). Plus the car park is pretty huge and I always find a space. Parking may be a weird thing to first mention but when you visit the beach as much…

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Port de Toulon – France

July 1, 2017

The Port de Toulon is the main harbour in Toulon. It is also the principal naval base of France, and has been used as a military harbour since the 15th century. The naval base is sectioned off and isn’t open to the public. In fact there are guards at the gates to make sure no…

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Eglise Saint Louis de Toulon – France

June 30, 2017

There are several churches in Toulon but I visited two of them when I was there. I went to Cathedrale Notre-Dame-De-La-Seds de Toulon and Eglise Saint Louis. Both of these are situated in the centre of the old part of Toulon and both are very different in size and decorations. The second one that I visited was the…

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Toulon Cathedral – France

June 29, 2017

There are several churches in Toulon but I visited two of them when I was there. I went to Cathedrale Notre-Dame-De-La-Seds de Toulon and Eglise Saint-Louis. Both of these are situated in the centre of the old part of Toulon and both are very different in size and decorations. The Toulon Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre-Dame-De-La-Seds de Toulon) was almost…

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Toulon Town and Historic Buildings – France

June 28, 2017

Toulon is located on the south coast of France between St Tropez and Marseille. It is the capital of the Var department and is a major French naval base. Toulon town is a beautiful place with old buildings painted in lovely pastel shades. The buildings are adorned with gorgeous rustic shutters and beautiful balconies. Toulon…

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Toulon Markets – France

June 27, 2017

I went to the Toulon Markets one Friday morning in Summer to see what produce & products they had for sale. The Toulon Markets are very similar to lots of other Provençal markets in that they sell fresh fruits, cheeses, flowers, clothes and other bits and bobs. I would recommend buying some fresh fruit for…

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Liz Collinson Ceramics

June 20, 2017

Liz Collinson is not only my wonderful mother, but she is also a fantastic ceramic artist. Based in the North West of England, Liz is inspired by the countryside and her surroundings. Her work continues to evolve and change through various experiments and tests done in her Lancashire studio. Liz Collinson uses a range of…