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Posts by Julie Mezanni

From Pub to Fabulous Holiday Cottage

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I belong to a very well known and well established womens’ group – the formation of which commenced over a century ago and many federations are still going strong.  The appeal for the younger woman is a bit tricky in some areas where there is still a massive bastian of the previous generation, but on […]

Cottage Memories Remained Strong ...

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I have just got back from a simply wonderful family break down to the area where my siblings and I grew up.  It always was an affluent area and my parents, well dad, struggled like crazy to get a mortgage for the house he and mum chose to get us out of the strange little […]

Joyous Thoughts Of Summer Cottage Hol...

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Whilst sitting here looking out into a snow filled garden, it is rather difficult to conjur up thought of happy summer holidays and moaning about how flaming hot it is !  Some days last year though, we were doing exactly that and it seems unbelievable at this very minute.  so with happy thoughts thrust firmly […]

Heaven Resides In Remote Holiday Cott...

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Just what we need is a tonic, a lift from the dismall and quite frankly debilitating grim weather of late.  I cannot understand how we end up with clouds, heavy rain, thick fog, snow flakes and bright sunshine all in one short day.  It ddrives me mad and I find myself getting morose and snappy […]

Cottages Are For Life, Not Just At Ch...

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When you get an invite out of the blue you just never know where it could land you.   This is very much the case whenever I take up offers of staying over Christmas or New Year with friends rather than going to family gatherings.   I have gained many chums in recent years;  some are single […]

Wrong Kitchen Proves Cottage Deal Bre...

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One of the joys of afternoon tv is the innocent pleasure of watching folk looking over other peoples’ property – discussing this benefit and that peculiar little corner.   The programme host will have been given masses of information on the property to read off camera, and the punters are intorduced to us as wanting to […]

Restful Cottage Break Loses Out To Ci...

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I’m just back from a weekend away in the big smoke – by golly it’s noisy, busy, exciting and incredibly uplifting to be amongst all the hussle and bustle of the crowds – for a day maybe.  My companion and I had promised ourselves a ‘trip down memory lane’ to celebrate birthdays within a month […]

Holiday Cottages Allow Family Fun Wit...

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I have just come back from the west country after a week’s exciting and sometimes hectic break with family, friends and just a few pups.  Wow how those pupsters can move and get into all kinds of scrapes and mischief!  The best days out were spent down on the beach – wind, rain, sand, seawater […]

Regaining Perspectives In A Pretty Co...

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Well, well, well the long awaited and anticipated summer holidays have come, been and gone in the most spectacular style this year.  The spring was quite exciting in that we had a variety of weather conditions and we were forecase a long hot summer.   We did have some very hot days during early July but […]

Doggy Tales For Summer Holiday Fun

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Thisis just the time of year when we are gearing up to getting our summer break started.  The windy and wet winter has gone – just the time when we look at the catalogues and decide exactly where we want to go this summer.  Do we splash the cash and go abroad, or limit our […]