Grand Mercure The Hills Lodge
Travel Blogs from Castle Hill
... their home made pickles. The dessert was an apricot pastry that was so good that we got the recipe. It was great to catch up with them as we had seen them in Seattle in August for the Ring, but since then they had gone to Alaska on a cruise and were about to leave for a trip to China. I had not yet mastered transferring pictures onto my ipad so did not take any ...
“An agony. The exit like the entrance - but reversed. A palindrome: gut-tug.”
― Lorrie Moore, A Gate at the Stairs
Six months ago, a single text message ended my marriage.
While the contents of the message will always remain private, its effects were something that I've experienced on only two occasions in my life. The first, as a petrified 19 year-old sitting in the fluroscent-lit office of a plastic ...
... things like, when we go on the road full time we can look at a new van.
Next on the plan, new car. No not this time, this time we did some research, new what we needed and got it.
We talk about the when. When is the best time of year to leave? When is it best to be in the north? When should we come back? Options were leave in summer and head south or leave in winter and head north. No decisions are made.
Life, it just keeps getting ...
... to our hotel on what, for Fiji is a luxury coach, the air con turned up, we were hoping to be back for happy hour and dinner for the last night of our stay in just over the hour. Oh how wrong we were! Our luxury coach was deceiving us with its good looks! 2 miles from home it struggled, half a mile further it faltered and in the middle of the rush hour traffic it stopped, maybe never to go again, who knows. But as we were then less that an mile from ...
I got caught by a vulture and was brought here...
The castle was sure fit for a royal, or evil royal with lots of red carpets lined with black. everything was dark, even the cells... the floor on the main floor was oak wood, well most of the castle inside interior was. The windows in the "royal room" ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center