The Travel Section

A sailing life retold at Tollard

A NEW series of Tollard Talks begins in the barn at Tollard House, Tollard Royal, on Friday 27th October, at 7pm. The talk, “Sailing Around the World” is being given by Peter Forbes, who began his life afloat at the early age of eight, when his mother taught him to sail  in a felucca at…

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Stephen Venables at Poole Lighthouse

MOUNTAIN climber Stephen Venables comes to Poole’s Lighthouse arts centre on 4th October with a gripping, touching and humorous tale of survival against the odds, as he  recounts his miraculous escape from the Himalayas. Like most accidents it happened on the way down.  Stephen and three other top British climbers had just made the first…

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Stay in the Lake District

MORE and more people are choosing to stay in Britain for their holidays – it’s partly the insecurity of the pound, something to do with the frustrations and delays of air travel and perhaps also an awareness that this is a very beautiful country and we all ought to know it better! Whatever the reasons, a…

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Make America Bake Again

You can see Philppa at the Game Fair at Hatfield House on Saturday 29th July. She will be on stage at noon, sharing some delicious ideas on what to do with game along with cookery writer Tim Maddams. She says: “The Game Fair is a fantastic day out for anyone interested in the countryside, shooting,…

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A car ride to Vannes

FOR far too long, driving in France has for me been no more than a direct route to Italy. But if France has been somewhat under-appreciated, my week in Brittany changed all that and reminded me what a beautiful country it is. One of the benefits was that we were able to avoid the hassle…

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It’s raining……nothing

Philippa Davis’s clients have a frustrating but very well-fed week in Scotland SKIING, when snowfall has been poor, gets rather tricky. Beach holidays without the sun are pretty miserable. Camping in torrential rain is not much fun (well actually camping in any weather is not my idea of fun) and fishing weeks without water are…

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On a salt trail

by Simone Sekers WHY it should be that this summer we have been trailing salt is just one of those coincidences. Salt is the one condiment I couldn’t do without and we eat far too much of it in this house. I don’t know if this is why we chose to go to two centres…

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