Seven Days In Cefalu

Seven days felt the right amount of time to spend in this lovely seaside town with its two appealing sandy beaches and fairly unspoiled historic centre. It’s medium in size and not too challenging on any level. In fact sometimes it felt a bit too easy for the English tourist. They were many of us, ambling around in those awful … Read More

All Change – Home Swaps Make a Great Holiday

Exchange your Home and off you Roam If you’re short of cash or like the idea of living like a local, exchanging homes is a great option. You don’t have to pay for accommodation and you walk straight into someone else’s world. I didn’t want to rent out my flat in Valencia. It’s a delicate period piece, with original wooden … Read More

Taulellets – a History of Tile Art in El Cabanyal

Anyone who has wandered around the Poblats Maritims area of Valencia will have noticed that many of the houses are covered with the most beautiful tiles, which enrich the charm and character of this entrancing neighborhood. Of the 700 protected houses, 300 have tiled facades whose spectacular designs range from traditional, delicate and pretty to wild, abstract and surreal. When … Read More

How Kind Was My Valley

How Kind Was My Valley My first trip to Wales was aged two, when I fell over on Llandudno Pier and ended up in hospital having hundreds of splinters removed from my small hands. I was undeterred by this traumatic experience and went on to spend many happy holidays in Llandudno with my grandparents, making sandcastles and eating mini pork … Read More

The Trundler goes Christmas Shopping in Stoke-on-Trent

The Trundler loves the glitz and glimmer of November and December, when the, short, dark days are illuminated by twinkling fairylights and  blazing neon.   She loves the festivities, the good will and the  indulgence – all vital during what for The Trundler is a winter pagan festival Years ago she realised that Christmas shopping was sheer misery.  She remembers standing … Read More

The Trundler’s Guide to North Wales

Mini-Trundler The Trundler’s earliest memory of North Wales is of falling over on Llandudno Pier, aged two.  Many splinters from the wooden planks became lodged in her small hands and she was taken to hospital where they were removed by a special machine. This traumatic experience didn’t put her off in the slightest and over the years The Trundler has … Read More

Trundler Alison Winckle’s Manx Pranx

Jump for joy at Fenella’s Beach Café Connossieur and Manx native Alison Winckle shares her top tips for tea, treats and transport on the quirky and delightful Isle of Man. Queenies and kippers are the perfect fuel as you travel on steam trains, horse trams and an electric railway. The Appeal of Peel Start off with excellent kipper baps in … Read More