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The Vomityville Horror Part 1 – Summer 2014

At the start of summer of 2014, a friend sends me a text message to invite us  to join him on a group holiday at his family’s chateau in the Dordogne. The suggested dates are propitiously within the two weeks we have booked off work, so our answer is an easy one.  Oh yes please, count us in!   The …

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An Indian cotton farm adventure

I am waiting for my travel partner  at the boarding gates for a flight to Mumbai.  I have met Rachel once, but apart from that she is a virtual stranger.  We are embarking on an adventure to far-flung cotton farms in the north of India.   It is our mission to gather footage to advocate the benefits of  Fairtrade cotton and how it can improve the lives …

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Calamity’s Big Hole

Our first camping holiday conversation was sparked a few years ago, after spending a week in a cottage in Cornwall,  with a group of friends.  It was during this holiday that I began to suspect that I was pregnant with child number two.  During the nine hour journey back home, in our extremely cramped Mini, the idea started forming that we …