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About Nancy Bright-Thompson

A widely-respected travel editor, Nancy is a past president of the Guild of Travel Writers (GTW). She and her husband Phil now run a horse sanctuary in East Sussex. More Posts

Summing up.

The general view of the three Rusters in Las Canarias was that this was a successful trip. Indeed Bob was saying that rather than visit Cape Town next January for the South Africa v England Test – being his 5th trip there – he would be happier to return to Lanzarote and Tenerife. We had [...]

January 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

Second Day in Tenerife

This proved a full-on day which we all enjoyed. Breakfast was a buffet but with waiter service and a chef preparing omelettes. It was copious and I’ve grown to like the crispy Canary bread. We did not miss the screaming kids of the Lanzarote hotel but we did the pink vin moscato sparkler. After [...]

January 13, 2019 // 0 Comments

Adios Lanzarote

Today the party is leaving Lanzarote from Tenerife. We liked Lanzarote a lot, our only real beef was the hotel with it’s deficient key cards and buffet. Bob says he will come back but as regards hotel will move up a star. My friends took me to lunch at Brisa Marina a popular sea food restaurant [...]

January 11, 2019 // 0 Comments

Manrique Tour

Yesterday we went on a coach tour to learn more about the places of the extraordinary Cesar Manrique. The words ‘eco-friendly’ turn me off for me as it normally means someone is getting high and mighty about the environment. However I admire a man such as Manrique, who imports into his [...]

January 10, 2019 // 0 Comments

Day three

We are now fully settled and into our routine. No complaints from the party of sunburn, mosquito bites,upset tummy and generally we like the hotel. After our morning dip, we made our early morning walk into the Marina. It was noticeable that much was closed. I had forgotten how it was in the UK [...]

January 7, 2019 // 0 Comments

The Canary Islands

Yesterday I led a Rusters trip – not a sporting one – but a general travel one to the Canary Islands. Daffers had indicated she needed some R & R after the horrors of making a family Xmas and Bob Tickler was up for it too. The destination was left to me. I had never been to the [...]

January 5, 2019 // 0 Comments

Charleston Farm House

The Bloombury set is inextricably linked with that part of London once Thoby Stephen, brother of Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf, moved to 46 Gordon Square. Its actual origins are to be found at Trinity College Cambridge which Thoby Stephen, Clive Bell, his cousin Lytton Strachey all attended at [...]

December 13, 2018 // 0 Comments

Into the interior

Today we left Hambantota on the southern coast to go by coach to Nuwara Eliya in the interior just south of Kandy the seat of the old Singhal Kings and the venue for the second Test. It was a long, hairy journey of over four hours much of it in mountainous terrain with many hairpin needs with sheer [...]

November 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

Getting to know Sri Lanka

First a geography and history lesson. Sri Lanka is the size of Ireland or Florida and has a 22m population of which 74% are Buddhists. It was colonized by the Portuguese, Dutch and British as part of the expansion of Europe through trade routes in search of spices. In spite of the invaders there [...]

November 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

Bateman House, Burwash

On what may well be the last hot day of this glorious summer extending into autumn, I was delighted to be visiting yesterday Bateman’s, the home of Rudyard Kipling, just east of Lewes which he bought in 1902 for £9,300 which came with 33 acres. At the height of his popularity and fame Kipling [...]

October 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

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