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Pictures from my holidays over the past few years, both in the UK and further afield. The act of putting my holiday snaps on the web means should anyone be interested they can view them at their own leisure, and they're not forced to at gun point when they come round for tea. I personally think there's some great pictures here, but then I would say that of course. If nothing else this can assist the more snobby among you to decide whether or not you have better holidays than I do.
- Shute Gatehouse
- Saturday 5th - Monday 7th May 2018
A weekend stay at the Shute Gatehouse near the Devon / Dorset border.
- Herefordshire Easter 2018
- Friday 30th March - Monday 2nd April 2018
A three night stay over the Easter weekend in a cottage by the river Monnow in Clodock, Herefordshire, with forays over the border into Wales to visit family.
- Venice and Florence October 2017
- Saturday 21st - Sunday 29th October 2017
A week's stay in Venice during half term week followed by a night in Florence to attend Lorenzo and Olya's wedding.
- Monaco September 2017
- Saturday 2nd - Wednesday 6th September 2017
Four nights in Monaco for some guaranteed sunny weather at the end of a mostly rather grey English summer.
- Cornwall August 2017
- Friday 11th - Friday 18th August 2017
A big family gathering for a week's stay in Polperro in Cornwall to celebrate various milestone birthdays including belatedly my 40th.
- Japan June 2017
- Saturday 3rd to Sunday 11th June 2017
A couple of nights in Tokyo followed by the rest of the week in Hiroshima to see Chie and Erika at the end of their longer trip to Japan.
- Burgh Island May 2017
- Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May 2017
A quick weekend jaunt down to Devon to stay at the Burgh Island Hotel, back by way of Dartmouth (very briefly) and Starcross to say a quick hello to Dad.
- Lille April 2017
- Thursday 13th - Saturday 15th April 2017
A two night stay in Lille over the first half of the Easter weekend.
- Italy October 2016
- Friday 21st - Friday 28th October 2016
A week in Italy, this time with Dad and Janie in tow, based in Turin but with jaunts out to Alba, Genova and Venice.
- Cornwall July 2016
- Friday 22nd - Friday 29th July 2016
A week's holiday on the Roseland Peninsula in Cornwall with extended family.
- Japan March 2016
- March 2016
Pictures from our trip to Japan in March 2016.
- Italy October 2015
- Friday 9th - Saturday 17th October 2015
A week's jaunt across Northern Italy taking in Venice, Bassano del Grappa, Vicenza, Verona, Mantova, Milan and Turin.
- Norwegian Fjords Cruise June 2015
- Saturday 13th - Saturday 20th June 2015
A week long cruise around the Norwegian Fjords.
- Japan November 2014
- Saturday 1st - Saturday 15th November 2014
Two weeks in Japan in November 2014.
- Paris and Monaco
- Friday 24th - Sunday 26th October 2014
A return trip to Monaco on a bit of a whim during my weekend of freedom while the girls were in Japan.
- Nice and Monaco September 2014
- Friday 5th - Monday 8th September 2014
A long weekend in Nice and Monaco to catch a last bit of summer sun, and to celebrate Erika's birthday.
- Italy June 2014
- Saturday 14th - Sunday 22nd June 2014
A week in Italy, taking in Genoa, Sestri Levante, the Cinque Terre, Pisa and Florence.
- Japan February 2014
- February 2014
Erika's third trip to Japan.
- Cote d'Azur August 2013
- Friday 30th August - Monday 2nd September 2013
A long weekend in Menton and Monaco on the Cote d'Azur - Erika's first time to go abroad (assuming Japan doesn't count).
- Devon August 2013
- Sunday 4th - Friday 9th August 2013
A trip to Devon: three nights staying with Dad, and two nights at the Hotel Endsleigh.
- Japan March 2013
- March 2013
Erika's first trip to Japan, as she turned six months old, in March 2013.
- Isle of Wight August 2012
- Saturday 4th - Sunday 5th August 2012
A short weekend break to the Isle of Wight, taking in Shanklin, Ventnor, Osborne House and the Isle of Wight steam railway.
- Paris and Lyon
- Friday 30th March - Monday 2nd April 2012
A long weekend in France, to meet up with Chie's cousin Satochan in Paris, and our friend Junchan in Lyon.
- Christmas in Dartmouth
- Thursday 22nd - Wednesday 28th December 2011
A week in Dartmouth over the Christmas period with Vera, Robin and Robert.
- Japan September 2011
- Sunday 18th September - Sunday October 2nd 2011
Two weeks in Japan in late summer / early Autumn 2011.
- Channel Islands
- Sunday 17th to Saturday 23rd July 2011
A week's holiday in the Channel Islands taking in Jersey, Guernsey and Sark.
- Cote d'Azur
- Wednesday 9th - Sunday 13th March 2011
A return visit to the Cote d'Azur, by way of Paris, taking in Eze, Villefranche-sur-mer and Monaco.
- Friday 10th - Sunday 12th September 2010
A weekend in Holland with Chie and Yuka.
- Cornwall June 2010
- Saturday 19th - Saturday 26th June 2010
Pictures from a week's holiday in Cornwall in June 2010, including a day on Dartmoor at the end.
- Saturday 18th - Saturday 25th July 2009
A week's holiday in Dartmouth, kicking off with David and Lucy's wedding in Padstow.
- Cote d'Azur
- Saturday 27th June - Saturday 4th July 2009
A week's holiday on the French Riviera, based in Nice, including trips to Cannes, Juan-les-Pins, Eze, Ventimiglia and Monaco.
- Thursday 19th - Saturday 21st March 2009
Pictures from my company ski trip to Switzerland, including a fun night out in Zurich and a pleasant afternoon in Paris on the way back.
- Paris December 2008
- Saturday 6th - Monday 8th December 2008
A weekend in Paris to celebrate our second wedding anniversary.
- Cornwall Summer 2008
- Friday June 27th - Friday July 4th 2008
A week staying at Bar Point, near St. Mawes, on the Roseland peninsula in Cornwall.
- Japan Spring 2008
- Saturday 15th - Monday 31st March 2008
A two-and-a-bit week trip back to Japan, to meet up with old friends and revisit our old haunts.
- Brussels and Aachen
- Saturday 19th - Monday 21st January 2008
A weekend away on the continent to visit the hot springs in Aachen, taking in Brussels on the way.
- A Week in the Dordogne
- Monday 1st - Sunday 7th January 2007
Kicking off the new year with a week down in the Dordogne visiting Mum and Keith.
- UK March 2006
- Tuesday 21st - Friday 31st March 2006
Pictures from mine and Chie's trip back to the UK in March 2006, to attend Rob and Kate's wedding, and also visit friends and family.
- Germany and Holland
- Wednesday 14th - Sunday 18th September 2005
A few days spent in Germany and Holland, en route between Japan and Britan, for Yee and Hauke's wedding.
- Japan 2005 Part II
- Thursday 14th July - Wednesday 14th September 2005
Pictures from my second holiday in Japan in 2005 in July/August/September.
- Friday 8th - Sunday 10th April 2005
A weekend break at David's place in Padstow.
- Saturday 5th - Monday 7th March 2005
A weekend trip to Edinburgh including a visit to the castle, lots of scenic views, and of course a decent helping of whisky.
- Saturday 26th - Monday 28th February 2005
A weekend trip to Paris with Yuka and Miho.
- Saturday 15th - Sunday 16th January 2005
A weekend away in Cheltenham and a visit to Malvern to get some water(!).
- Christmas in Wales
- Tuesday 28th December 2004 - Saturday 1st January 2005
Christmas with the family in South and North Wales.
- Friday 10th - Sunday 12th December 2004
Softel's Christmas party - a weekend away in Cologne.
- Friday 10th - Sunday 12th September 2004
A weekend away in Barcelona.
- Saturday 10th April 2004
A day trip to Dublin with Chie, Dad and Janie.
- Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th October 2003
A weekend away spent in the highlands.
- Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th August 2003
Me and Chie go on a quick and utterly disorganised tour of Dartmoor.
- Saturday 19th - Tuesday 22nd April 2003
Me and Chie go to visit Lorenzo in beautiful Florence (or Firenze if you're Italian) for a few days.
- Japan Christmas 2002
- Friday 20th December 2002 - Sunday January 5th 2003
My third trip to Japan, encompassing Christmas and New Year.
- Eigg 2002
- Monday 12th - Saturday 17th August 2002
My third (and Chie's second) visit to the wonderful Isle of Eigg.
- Japan Spring 2002
- Sunday 28th April - Sunday 5th May 2002
My second trip to Japan. A bit less sightseeing than last time but still plenty of nice pictures.
- Saturday 25th to Monday 27th August 2001
A couple of nights spent camping near the sea in lovely West Dorset.
- Eigg 2001
- Friday 27th July - Saturday 4th August 2001
My second visit to Eigg, an island in the inner hebrides.
- Thursday 19th - Tuesday 24th July 2001
My second trip to Italy to see Lorenzo.
- Saturday 5th - Sunday 6th May 2001
A short weekend trip to Paris, more or less on a whim.
- Japan Spring 2001
- Saturday 7th - Tuesday 24th April 2001
My first trip! Two and a bit weeks exploring Japan. Hundreds of pictures to see!
- A Weekend in Belgium
- Friday 9th - Sunday 11th March 2001
A weekend trip to Brugges and Antwerp.
- Bardsey Island '2000
- Friday 4th - Tuesday 8th August 2000
Pictures from my 2000 trip to Bardsey, cut short due to the final demise of my first digital camera.
- Thursday 20th - Tuesday 25th July 2000
Me, Chie, Rob and Kanako in La Rochelle and Orleans.
- Eigg 2000
- Saturday 3rd - Saturday 10th June 2000
My first trip to Eigg.
- Wednesday 1st to Monday 6th September 1999
A few days spent in Edinburgh with Vera, including a trip to North Berwick.
- Monday 30th - Tuesday 31st August 1999
In and around Stirling, where I was attending a conference.
- Bardsey Island '1999
- Saturday 31st July - Saturday 7th August 1999
My trip to Bardsey Island in 1999.