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Ski 2017 La Clusaz & Le Grand Bornand

When you find a product or service that works every time why change.  I’ve been using Ski Weekender for annual ski trip since 2009 so when my brother suggested we take a trip this year to celebrate his 40th birthday, it was a no-brainer.  My usual ski buddy, my brother-in-law Tom wasn’t allowed come this year, or something (Disney related trip with family…) Ski Weekender operate out of St Jean de Sixt, which is 5 minute drive from La Clusaz and Le…

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Fontebussi Tuscan Fitness

Fontebussi Tuscan Fitness Holiday

This year for our summer holiday Mrs Q and I decided to split our holiday between two destinations.  Both of us practice Yoga so we thought it would be a good time to go on a Yoga / Fitness break.  After some searches on the web Mrs Q found a company that offered short term fitness breaks including Yoga in Tuscany.  As neither of us had visited Tuscany before, this was a good opportunity for us to experience it’s food,…

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Kolbuszowa Folk Museum Poland

Folk Museum Kolbuszowa – Poland

In July of this year I went on a long weekend concert trip with Regent Brass to attend the Summer Trumpet School at Kolbuszowa in Poland.  During our time off between rehearsals, mixing with the students and staff at the summer school, concerts.. and the odd trip to sample the local beer (and homemade vodkas), we were given a tour of a local attraction, the Folk Museum. The weather was changeable that morning (sunny, cloudy, rainy, thunder showers..), but it…

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Isle of Man Cycle Challenge 2014

I lived on the Isle of Man for over 7 years and one of the highlights of the musical calendar with Manx Concert Brass was the Manx Last Night of the Proms.  Mrs Q was this years featured soloist (read all about it here..) so we travelled over and spent a few days with the folks!  My father in law has become somewhat of a keen cyclist, and was signed up to participate in the CC Isle of Man Cycle…

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Lisbon Holiday

Spent a few days in on holiday in Lisbon, Portugal on early September 2014.  Booked through Expedia, we  flew RyanAir and stayed in the marvellous Palacio Dos Arcos hotel, part of the Vila Gale group.  A 5 star hotel, Mrs Q just said wow! lots as we walked through from reception to our room! The hotel is located on the coast a 20 minute train ride from Lisbon Cais de Sorde train station, which is also a Metro stop.  We…

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