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Walking Over Haddon in The Peak District

I confess I'm a fair weather walker, which means I often want to walk on our holidays, but whether we go is always dependent on the weather. I have a Goretex jacket but it's like a talisman. I own it, but I don't want to wear it and I hope vainly that just by having spent so much on it an schlepping it with me that it's going to ward off the rain! As you can see my travel planning involves a good deal of "magical thinking!" In California our cultural exuberance (paired with low standards) means we shamelessly call anything a "hike"  - as if we've scaled Everest in an afternoon. Here in England I'm not sure I even qualify as a "walker" because that denotes a level of seriousness I've failed at previously. Minimally it means you're wearing boots  and have an Ordnance Survey map (and possibly a compass) in your back pocket. I guess I'm more of stroller to be honest and I've blogged about my strolls all over the world; m…

Lisbon - Our Flat in the Bairro Alto

We've found  what looks like a lovely flat for our one month stay in Lisbon next January. Its in the center of the Bairro Alto a trendy historic area in the center of Lisbon. With two beds and two baths we'll have lots of space for guests but I'm not sure too many friends will be coming to Lisbon in January!
The living room is quite spacious and looks out on the street. The reviews mention that it's quite a lively area and therefore noisy - but thankfully the bedrooms are in the back. There's a large kitchen which looks fully equipped.
The reviews mention that it's quite a lively area and therefore noisy - but thankfully the bedrooms are in the back. Both the bedrooms and the kitchen open up onto this small patio.
There is also a second small living room with a sofa bed.

We rented the place through which is owned by the same people as which we've used for rentals before. Because we're renting for a month off season the rate is much more affordable. I haven't been to Portugal since the 1980s and I think it's probably a different country, we're very much looking forward to January in Lisboa!


Listing details would be much appreciated, as we're headed to Lisbon late November 2016.
Colorado traveler, there is a link above just click on

Or here's the link again , enjoy Lisbon it's an amazing place!