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Marble sand balls and Flamingos. Mari Ermi, Sardinia

Spiaggia di Mari Ermi, near the Roman remains of Tharros, was a beach we found entirely by chance. As we were driving past, I thought the name sounded vaguely Maori-like and thought it’d be worth a visit. We got very lucky because it was beautiful. About Mari Ermi Lying on the Costa del Sinis, 7…

Bosa; Reflections, Cobbled Streets & a Medieval Castle. Sardinia

Bosa is a town in the province of Oristano, Sardinia. Seen from a distance, the townscape resembles a canvas of rainbow colours with houses stacked steeply on the hillside overlooked by the castle. The town is divided by the River Temo where moored fishing boats reflect vibrantly and palm trees line its banks. Bosa is about…

Bike around el parque de Maria Luisa Seville

Southern Spain is already pretty hot in May, averaging about 28 degrees, so in true British spirit, mad dogs and Englishmen, at the height of the afternoon sun we went to explore el parque de Maria Luisa Seville. Here’s why you should hire bikes and do the same. El parque de Maria Luisa Seville The…

Chasing Flamingos Part I: Notteri, Villasimus, Sardinia

As soon as I discovered Villasimius had its own flock of non-migratory flamingos, I knew we had to track them down! The problem is these creatures are quite shy and don’t want human contact. That’s a problem when you want to take photographs of them and although our boy devised a cunning way of spotting…

Farol Sao Jorge Lighthouse, Madeira

Visitng Madeira in January will result in some fairly dreich and windy weather but don’t let that deter you from visiting. There’s still loads to do and see. including the Farol Sao Jorge lighthouse and old sugar ruins of Sao Jorge…. Booking.com Farol da Ponta Lighthouse The Farol da Ponta de São Jorge is an…

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  • Emma - 10:39 pm

    Lovely post

The Plantation Gardens, Norwich

The Plantation Gardens in Norwich are a perfect hidden oasis of tranquility. Perfect for kids of all ages.

  • Cynthia Gibling - 7:43 am

    What a super piece on your visit. fab photos too. You are having some wonderful travels. I shall also enjoy looking at the rest of your pages.

  • Emma - 11:25 am

    Thank you very much Cynthia for your kind words. The gardens are one of our favourite hidden gems in Norwich 🙂

  • Marjorie Wilson - 10:38 pm

    Loved your blog about our special garden in Norwich. As Head Gardener, who looks after the volunteers, it is very good to see and read of your adventures and so glad you enjoyed our beloved garden

  • Emma - 8:47 am

    Hi Marjorie,

    Thank you so much for leaving me a message. We loved the gardens and are hoping to return in spring to see how much has changed. Emma