Day 2. Exploring Alicante

Happy Easter to all my lovely readers near and far! I hope you're all making the best of things and planning on tucking into chocolate eggs and feasting on traditional roast lamb dinners and hot cross buns. I certainly will be! We've been blessed with some warm, sunny days here enabling us to relax in …

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Day 4. Jewish Quarter, Girona

We woke to leaden skies and thundery rain - not what we were hoping for on our final day in beautiful Girona. Still, it was a good excuse for a long, relaxing breakfast as there was little point in hurrying outdoors. By 10.30 a.m. the rain had eased slightly so armed with our umbrellas we …

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Day 3. Lloret de Mar, Costa Brava

Sun streamed into our bedroom as we drew back the curtains and after a long, lazy breakfast we were ready for another day of sightseeing. Our first stop of the day was just a short walk away at the Museum of Cinema, standard admission €6. We'd already had the pleasure of visiting the Cinema Museum …

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Day 2. Girona highlights

We had slept so soundly it was difficult making a move, but after turning off the alarm clock several times we finally managed to rouse ourselves, coming to life with an invigorating shower followed by a delicious breakfast in the restaurant of the Doubletree by Hilton. Set up for the day, our first stop was …

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Day 1. Girona city break

We'd arranged a short break to the Spanish city of Girona with a lunchtime flight from Bournemouth Airport on Dorset's south coast. It was our third time using this airport and it's always a pleasure as there are plenty of airside facilities and no queues. Our Ryanair flight departed on time with a full load …

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Day 1. A week in Palma, Mallorca

We decided to exchange the chilly Easter weather of northern England for a week on the Mediterranean, staying on the largest of the Balearic Islands, Mallorca.  My husband hasn't visited Mallorca since he was 13 and following a weekend visit to the island last year with my younger son,  I'm hoping to convince him that …

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Day 2. Visiting Port D’Andratx, Mallorca

We woke to bright sunshine and there was no sign of the previous day's late afternoon rain showers.   Although some tables had been set out on the terrace for breakfast everyone seemed to think it a little chilly and guests were all dining indoors.  Breakfast consisted of a large buffet along with show cooking …

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