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If you wondered why this page was not updated last week it was because I was sunning myself in Corsica. All in the name of research for this section of the website of course.

It was my first time on the island birthplace of Napoleon, although the friends we went with had been several times before. And it was not hard to see why.

Corsica is a beautiful mixture of beaches and mountains. Indeed, the villa we stayed in boasted an uninterrupted view of the sea from the front and a snow-capped mountain panorama from the back.
For an island that depends on tourism for much of its income, it’s remarkably unspoilt. In fact, it’s easy to see why Italy and France squabbled about ownership for so long.

As a holiday destination, it’s memorable for many reasons, not least in my case for the fact that my little daughter took her very first steps there…