Category Archives: travelogue

Rural Spaceman in Paris

After all these years, Lady Barton St Mary managed to persuade me to visit Paris. I’d visited Paris many years ago, when I was a skinny, long haired, unwashed student, in the company of an American flatmate called Dan. We’d … Continue reading

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We are so Sorrento – Rural Spaceman on the Amalfi Coast

 I had the great pleasure to holiday with Lady Barton St Mary in Sorrento, Italy, accompanied by our good friends The Sexton and Pen. Therefore, it was inevitable that I would write my usual informative, insightful and smug blog, showing … Continue reading

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Crunchy Rabbit Ears – Rural Spaceman’s Guide to Barcelona

I have returned refreshed from Spain after a four day excursion to Barcelona with Lady Barton St Mary, The Sexton and Pen. Lady BSM and Pen had been to Barcelona before for a middle aged hen weekend, so they had … Continue reading

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Rural Spaceman’s Lisbon

Wordpretzels, you may have been aware that I have been an intrepid traveller in the last few weeks, travelling to Portugal for a city break with Lady Barton St Mary. I’d like to share my impressions of this rather beautiful … Continue reading

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Yes, Madeira

“I took a holiday with my wife.” “Madeira?” “No, she came of her own accord…” No. Hang on. That joke doesn’t work here. Anyway, the time had arrived for our holiday sans children. It would be our first long holiday … Continue reading

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The French Connection – starring Dave & Mathilde

And so, at last, the time had come. DaveJohnDaveJohnDave and Mathilde’s wedding. A bit like a royal wedding, really, except  that this wedding would be the union of French and English families, rather than German and English families, with the … Continue reading

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A Lakely Story – What we did on our holidays

Wordpretzels, another travelogue story. This one tells the tale of how a couple suddenly find themselves able to go on holiday together without children for the first time in 12 years. In that time, we have managed to grow two … Continue reading

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