The Covid-19 Diaries – Week Six

What do your bookshelves say about you? Do you think that they’re a window into another person’s world? Bookshelves have taken centre stage recently as more and more people use their bookcases as a background for their home video calls and television interviews. But should you judge people by what’s on their bookshelves? Most booklovers can’t help wanting to see…

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Highlights of a Summer in Greece

Have you ever felt the urge to belt out the chorus to Dancing Queen as the boat sails into the harbour of a Greek island? We very nearly did this summer when our ferry docked at the little harbour of Sifnos at the beginning of our summer in Greece. As Mamma Mia Here We Go Again so joyously showed us…

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The August Chronicles

It’s hard to believe that the summer holidays are almost at an end and that the children will be going back to school next week. The month started incredibly well with the amazing news that Suitcases and Sandcastles has made it into Vuelio’s Top 10 UK Family Travel Blogs. I’m really excited about this and looking forward to sharing more of…

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The Best Bookshops in the World

I love a good bookshop. The kind where you can spend ages browsing the shelves and then curl up in an armchair with a pile of interesting looking reads before deciding which to buy. I’ll always find an excuse to pop into a bookshop when I’m travelling. The best bookshops in the world are always worth a visit. Some bookshops…

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Let’s Talk About Books: How Reading Makes us Sociable

Reading is a solitary activity. It’s no surprise that so many avid readers are introverts. You’re far more likely to find us curled up on our own with a good book than being the life and soul of the party. We’ve got our noses in our books every opportunity we get and sometimes we get so involved in what we’re…

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