Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons

Raymond Blanc’s French Masterpiece   Just 8 miles from the spires of Oxford, set amongst resplendent gardens, chef Raymond Blanc has created his French masterpiece – the 2 Michelin Star Le Manoir Aux Quat’ Saisons. Rounding off our joint 50th birthday year, we were treated by dear friends to a wonderful lunch, 10 years since ….

Heading over the border… a few days en Espagne !

Just 2 1/2 hours from Mazamet, on the outskirts of a medieval Spanish village, a haven of peace awaits. With so many wonderful places to visit & stay in France, we don’t often feature properties in Spain… so why the exception?  Well, we loved it and thought you might too! And, with many of our ….

Some of our favourite B&Bs

We love to travel & always try to stay in similar quality B&Bs… so here’s a few places we have loved and think you will too ! There’s something great about staying at a B&B. For us, it’s the individuality of the property, the decor and the hosts – no two are ever the same. ….

Inspiration from the (Michelin) Stars

The epitome of French cuisine…… on the banks of the River Thames.   Tucked away, at the end of a small lane in the Berkshire village of Bray, sits the Waterside Inn. Since 1972 some the best French cuisine, in the world, has been served in this quintessentially English village by the famed Roux family. ….

Pristine Patagonia, a beguiling wilderness

We have recently returned from our joint 50th birthday trip to South America; a month-long adventure through four countries, in a continent we had never visited before. Whilst we encountered many iconic places along our journey, from Christ the Redeemer in Brazil to Machu Picchu in Peru, it was the Patagonian wilderness that has left the ….

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