A retreat in the hills of Umbria

Do you like Italian food? How about Italian wine? Fancy a relaxing few days tucked away in the beautiful Italian countryside? These were all the things I considered when looking for a holiday to Italy. After much research (as always) I stumbled across some striking images of the Relais Il Canalicchio and was pretty much sold straight away.

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Who Killed Jack Diamond?

‘Jack Diamond has been murdered. He was found face down in the river next to Reading Abbey last night.’

Fancy yourself as a budding detective? Well, if you are in the Reading (Berkshire) area on Saturday 5th or Saturday 12th August, I urge you to click the link here and grab yourself a ticket to take part in an elaborate timed, live action, murder mystery
treasure hunt that takes place in Reading town centre on a VERY limited run. We at Shoot from the Trip were lucky enough to bag ourselves some tickets to the event on Saturday 29th July.

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The south of England has some of the most beautiful coastline to be seen on our tiny island. From the white cliffs of Dover in the east to the beautiful white sand beaches of Cornwall in the west, there are so many good reasons why we should be spending our time visiting these shores.

Some of the most dramatic sections of our coastline can certainly be seen on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset and East Devon. The landscape and geology is so important it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in December 2001.

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“Too beautiful and too romantic to survive.” Sir John Betjeman.

The story

I’ve spent a lot of time in London over the years. Whether it’s heading in for an evening, or a weekend stay with friends it’s nice to have the convenience of living nearby (25 mins on the train to London Paddington) without having to deal with chaos of the city, day in and day out.

I used to take the tube everywhere as I assumed that was the quickest and most effective way to travel in city. Arguably it is, but it is also cramped, hot and claustrophobic – something I have something of an issue with nowadays.

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