Friday, January 10, 2014

Candtfloss Occassions

great candyfloss for parties of all

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Self Guided Walking Holidays In France

just to let you know that  Walking Holidays In France is up and running.
Great self guided walks in Correze. Provides great accommodation, fine wines, great food and more.....

Friday, January 23, 2009

And Just For The Wine Lovers........

BERGHEIM , along the Alsatian Wine Route is a classic town in Alsace , France. Its fortifications, baroque fountain and market square make it a real find for wine enthusiasts ,photographers and travel enthusiasts. Bergheim dates back to Roman times.

The town holds a 4 flower ranking as a Village Fleurie (an annual prestigious competition for Flower beautification in Alsatian towns) Bergheim is a perfect place to use as home base for hikers to explore the area. Check out the town's principal wine producer Domaine Marcel Deiss. Bergheim has a local fair each year on the 2nd Sunday of August. Christmas Markets start 1st weekend of December. (11 Kilometers N. from Colmar, one of the largest towns in Alsace.)

KINTZHEIM (Alsace, France) was existent way back in the Merovingian time (450-987). It was a huge royal preserve with a Castle. This castle was first destroyed in 1298 by the powerful troops of the Bishop of Strasbourg. This Castle was again whacked by Swedish troops in 1632. What remains of this ancient beat up castle is used today as a preserve and also a site for shows using birds of prey like falcons. At the foot of the mountain where Kintzheim is located, lies La Montagne where visitors can watch monkeys roam free in the park. The website is Kitzheim has a local fair on the last two Sundays of July. (24 Kilometers N. of Colmar, one of the largest cities in Alsace)

ANDLAU The Alsatian Wine Town of Andlau was founded as a royal Abbey in 880 by Saint Richarde, the wife of Charles the Fat. The Abbaye d' Andlau was consecrated in 1049 and holds the richest ensemble of Romanesque sculpture in all of Alsace France. Legend has it that a bear appeared with her baby cub as a divine sign to show St. Richarde where she should build her Abbaye. For centuries, a bear was kept in the crypt of the Church to ward off evil and as a special sign of Gods blessing for her endeavor. Legend also has it that the skull of Lazarus is entombed within the Crypt of the Church. Historians say this is not Christ's friend Lazarus skull but rather an 8th Century Bishop Lazarus of Cyprus. Andlau is an Alsatian town that holds its weekly market on Wednesday. The town celebrates with a fair the last Sunday of June or the 1st Sunday of July. (Andlau is 40 kilometers SW of the Alsace's largest city Strasbourg, home of the European Unions Parliment), To find out more about Alsace France, visit our website.

Craig Iles is the owner of A website dedicated to Alsacian Travel, Hotels, Food, Wine and Culture in Alsace, France.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Western Loire........Just Unforgettable

"An exceptionally beautiful, cultural landscape" .... Rich in scenery, steeped in history and with a little bit of everything to delight most visitors. Wonderful coastline, mile and miles of vineyards dotted with fairytale Chateaux......

Before we proceed any further I beg you to visit
find holiday farmhouses in Loire Atlantique to get a feel for this splendid area.

Cheap flights from the UK pave the way for a holiday to this varied landscape with a chance to sample delightful French food in an unhurried, easy going atmosphere.

Sunny French holidays in Western Loire apeal to all the family, young and old with many possibilities of participating in outdoor sports such as sailing, cycling, tennis and canoeing.

Great fun can be had by those who enjoy exploring waterways on hired barges or boats. What a brilliant way to
see the countryside at such a leisurely pace.

For those who enjoy a slightly upmarket vacation, live life to the full and book a
luxury chateaux in Maine-et Loire

So now you can book your holiday knowing for sure you will not be disappointed.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Is The Age Of Romance Over ?

"No, surely not" the cries go up.....
The subject came up while I was talking with a friend last week, both of us trying to lay it on thick about how romantic we were towards our respective wives.

Thing is, it will soon be our wedding anniversary and the plans are in operation to partake in a "second honeymoon", as a surprise for my wife.

My friend told me how he had set up a similar thing a while ago and he recommended that I take a look at this "Great Holiday Site" as he so rightly called it.

I followed his advice and was pleasantly surprised at the great deals on offer. Just about every base is covered on this site when it comes to Romantic, get away from it all breaks.

Problem number one .....Which location do we choose when presented with such a selection?
My first reaction was to go for St Lucia where wew had visited many years ago and had a great time.

Maybe, but then I saw Mauritius, a place we have always dreamed of visiting, scenery which is quite out of this world. Mountain streams surrounded by lush greenery and fantastic beaches might just tip the balance.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Let's Go South Into Spain....

Time to search for some winter sunshine? Why not nip down to Spain? Madrid has always been a favourite of mine.....a great place to relax or visit some of the fantastic architecture of the city. This time, when looking for hotels in Madrid I happened to find a great site, really easy to use as far as booking your Madrid Accommodation goes.

Check out some of the prices for this time of year....Unbelievable !!!

Oh, I forgot to say, the locations don't stop in Europe. Visit this site for your hotel updates. I promise you will not be disappointed......

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Visitors From Ireland

Visitors from Ireland last week to La Soumaille reluctantly left after a totally peaceful and relaxing week. Coreen, the lady of the household was telling us of the great deals to be had from Dublin Airport Hotels.
The family were able to securely leave their car in a secure parking area and stay at a Dublin Hotel overnight.
The next day they were with us in France, hiring a car at "this end". Mr and Mrs D. cannot speak to highly of Parking For Less and we have now include a link to them at