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A perfect weekend in Ile de Ré

We are just back from the sunny, windy and ridiculously pretty Île de Ré.  This is a gorgeous spot on France’s Atlantic coast with long sandy beaches, sparkling seas, picturesque villages and blue shuttered houses framed with colourful, feathery holyhocks.

Here’s what we got up to on the weekend…..

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Time for a soak: our top pick of the bathrooms

For us it’s a deal-breaker – in fact, tell you a secret, we’re a little bit obsessive about bathrooms, and for sure this Pootler raves about a place when a closer inspection reveals the absence of scales and instead the presence of thick, big fluffy towels and organic smellies.  So here we go, our view of the Best Bathrooms Continue reading

Top 10 Pools with Hot Views

Every now and then we turn a corner and wow, our mouths drop open and then a huge, whopping smile takes over and we give our heads a little shake of wonder.  These are the stuff of legendary holidays, of lounging and sun-cream, of curling sun-baked books and stone slabs that get too hot to walk on, of the splish and splash Continue reading