Review: Germany tour 2017: Escape TO Colditz

DSC_0092Last year during a visit to my friend Joe Vodehnal in the Czech Republic we came up with the crazy idea of me coming over to Czech Republic again and the both of us driving to Germany to visit Colditz Castle.  I had memories of the castle from my childhood days, and Joe had passed the area many times but never stopped to visit.  We were both interested to see it and thus a plan was drawn up.  But rather than escaping, we would be ‘breaking in’! Continue reading “Review: Germany tour 2017: Escape TO Colditz”

Review: Fort D’Auvergne Hotel, Jersey 2017

In July 2017 we took a small break to Jersey in the Channel Islands to celebrate Sue’s mmmthieth birthday.    This trip had been prompted by two reward tickets with Flybe, which we had accumulated on our Flybe credit card (see our credit card post for more information).  But when we came to book our hotel via my favourite website Booking.com, finding an hotel was a different matter!   After much searching, we came upon this little gem nestled directly on the beach.   Perfect?   Read on. Continue reading “Review: Fort D’Auvergne Hotel, Jersey 2017”