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January at The Barn in Hampshire

The weather in Hampshire this winter has been unusually mild, which has resulted in many of our garden plants thinking it is spring already! Snowdrops, crocus and even daffodils are beginning to carpet the grass verges along the country roads of Medstead and other villages within the beautiful South Downs National Park. 10 more words

Holiday Cottage Near Winchester

Research Is A Tough Job

It’s all turning into such a tough job. Getting ready for my first cycle tours means I’ve got to check out all the stops along the way – visit the hotels, the restaurants etc. 804 more words


Ride New York 2016: 5 Boro Bike Tour Entries Open Tomorrow!

While we still have a couple of weeks before the 2016 cycling season gets underway, there are some very special events lined up for us this spring and summer, and if you fancy taking part in one of the world’s largest cycling events, there are 2 very important dates for your diary, with the Cape Town Cycle Tour in South Africa on 6th March, and the 5 Boro Bike Tour in New York on 1st May. 268 more words


Merry Christmas!

We would like to wish all guests at our holiday cottage in Hampshire, and all of you who read and follow our blog, a very Merry Christmas! 30 more words

Holiday Cottage Near Winchester

Cochin, but not as we know it

A barely perceptible ripple on the surface of the water alerted the beady eyes of the multi-tasking Vinod, who promptly dived into the lake, emerging seconds later, his small, wiry brown body glistening with droplets of water as he threw three live fish onto the gangway of our private Chinese Fishing Net to show them to us, before throwing them into the holding tank, to be killed just before cooking. 1,526 more words

Travel In India

I say goodbye and you say hello! (just for 2 weeks)

Just a few lines. Suitcase packed – 3kg over and cannot make it different regardless of what tactics I use :) Oh well! Tomorrow I board a plane for New York then change for another one to Costa Rica for 2 weeks of cycling holiday. 107 more words

Group Exercise

Cymru Gan Beic

Following our adventure north of the border last year my son Sam (now 20) and I decided to keep the Celtic theme going this summer by taking on the legendary… 4,080 more words

Slow Travel