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Gretta Schifano
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Journalist, blogger, social media manager
Journalist, blogger, social media manager

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New post: Fish pie recipe from my Italian cookery class with @BookingsForYou -

I’m not the world’s most enthusiastic cook (as my husband and kids will attest), but I do love Italian food. So, when I was invited to an Italian cookery masterclass showcasing the new food and wine packages on offer in Lazio with Bookings For You, I was…

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New post from my #DeanWyeBloggers trip- 7 great outdoor activities to try in the Forest of Dean:

I’ve just spent a brilliant weekend in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean. The area sits on the border of England and Wales, and I was invited there by the local tourist association. I was one of a group of bloggers who were there to experience some of the…

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New post: What do do if your flight's cancelled and you’re in the departure lounge

‘I’m calling a taxi and I’m going home’, said my son, 14. ‘You can’t’, I said. ‘Why not?’ said my son. ‘Because we’re in the departure lounge and there’s no way that you can get out’, I explained. We were at London Gatwick airport, and we’d just found out…

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My latest monthly roundup is live> Things to do in #London with kids: March

March in London is as busy as ever – and, as always, it’s a great place for a day out with kids. Each month I publish a roundup of some of the best things on offer in the capital for families. Here’s my selection for this month. The Art of the Brick: DC…

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New post, from my recent @lufthansa flight: How to pack for an 8 kg luggage allowance

  When I went to Kraków for a weekend trip I flew with Lufthansa. The flight was fine, but the luggage allowance was stress-inducing – it was just 8 kgs, with a maximum bag size of 55 x 40 x 23 cms. Why I was worried about the luggage allowance When I…

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As I listen to Anna, my guide, telling me about what life was like here during WWII, I look down. What I see makes my stomach clench in disgust. I’m standing on a floor which is tiled with swastikas. I want to get away from this room, but I stay and…

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Here's my latest roundup, freshly pressed > Things to do in London with kids: February @visitlondon

London’s a great place for a family day out at any time of year. This month, as ever, there are loads of fun things happening in the capital, plus Spring’s nearly here, the kids have a week’s half-term holiday and it’s Pancake Day. Marvellous. Here’s my…

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We spent a couple of of nights in the fascinating city of Porto on our summer trip to Portugal. I was travelling with my husband and our two children, 18 and 13 at the time. If you’d like to know about the rest of our Portugal trip, you can read my posts…

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New #InstaLandmarks competition on the blog: Win a £50 @cewephotoworld photo book voucher -

I take hundreds of photos on my travels, and I’m always trying improve my photography skills. Three years ago I bought myself a DSLR and went on a photography course at my local adult education centre, but the lessons were far too complicated for me. Last…
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