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Exotic Madeira

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on June 1, 2019

First impressions are often so telling. Minutes from the airport I sensed the scale of the mountainous peaks and craggy cliffs with houses surrounded by blazing bougainvillea and banana leaves and villages with terracotta roofs dotted amongst the patchwork of the terraced cultivation carved out of the mountainside. In the capital Funchal’s famous market, the […]

Make Friends in Europe

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on January 2, 2019

The Banbury and District Twinning Association  was set up in 1978 with the purpose of facilitating closer cooperation and friendship between local businesses, communities and individuals in Banbury and towns in Germany and France. In 1981 Banbury was formally twinned with Hennef in Germany and in most years there is a visit of people sharing […]

Discover Stratford

Discover Stratford

Andy Davies
Posted by Andy Davies, on October 15, 2018

One of the best known tourist destinations in England is Stratford upon Avon. The reason why so many descend on the town is well known especially in 2016 as they commemorated 400 years since the death of one of the greatest writers who ever lived – William Shakespeare. But, I am of there to look […]

Shakespeare’s England

Shakespeare's England

Andy Davies
Posted by Andy Davies, on October 15, 2018

As a small boy growing up in Warwick in the late 1950s, I used to play (they call it hanging around these days) with my friends in the grounds of Warwick Castle. It was, in those days, still owned and lived in by the Earl of Warwick who allowed ratepayers and their families free and […]

Staycation – Devon

Staycation - Devon

Andy Davies
Posted by Andy Davies, on October 12, 2018

A pet-friendly home from home (sleeps 10) and a fabulous place to stay all year round. It is exactly 3 hours by car to drive from Banbury to Braunton, North Devon and we arrive at Rock Haven, East Street quite late on a chilly spring night. Thoughtfully, the timer has been set so as when […]

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