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Burntstump Country Park – Hikes near Nottingham

Burntstump Country Park – Hikes near Nottingham

Whenever Marc and I go home to visit his parents in Nottingham, we always get to take the lovely Elsa (his family’s English Setter) for walkies. We’ve been to Burntstump Country Park a few times now because it is great as an off-lead dog walk in Nottingham. It is also full of squirrels (which is great for providing extra puppy-joy to Elsa.) When we went home at Christmas we both needed a longer leg-stretch after being cooped up in airplanes/cars/trains…

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Vancouver winter light displays

Vancouver winter light displays

Vancouver has some seriously amazing winter light displays over the Christmas period that continue well into the New year. This post will share some of the pretty festive lights we visited this winter. There are plenty of other festive light options, so if this whets your appetite for pretty twinkly lights, I’ll include more possibilities at the end of this post. The Christmas-related light displays tend to light up Vancouver from November to January, but a couple of them (like…

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Catalan Food Guide – Dishes you should try in Catalonia

Catalan Food Guide – Dishes you should try in Catalonia

Catalan cuisine made me so happy! Hiking requires a whole lot of energy, so if you want to explore the stunning mountainous scenery of Catalonia, you will need to eat plenty of tasty food! I started this Catalan food guide to share some information about the best things to eat in Catalonia. You probably know all about Spanish food as it seems like tapas is fashionable all over the world. But do you know about the amazing dishes you can…

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Costa Brava Hike – Camí de Ronda

Costa Brava Hike – Camí de Ronda

Camí de Ronda is Catalan’s epic coastal hike. It links up a series of pathways along the Costa Brava (which appropriately means rugged coast) from the border with France heading down for over 250km to Blanes. Hiking along the route will take you through some seriously varied scenery. You’ll go past pine forests and rocky cliffs that lead down to beautiful secluded coves, as well as fishing villages, tourist resorts and long sandy beaches. We wanted a taste of the…

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