Destinations Travel Show 2015

Destinations Travel Show 2015

Come and see us at the show!  Olympia London, 29th January – 1st February. We’ll be on stand AF17 and will be happy to see you! You may even win a freebie – keep reading!

This is a big show, now in its 21st year, with over 300 exhibitors and loads going on. ‘Meet the Experts’ talks from luminaries of the travel world promise to be both informative and inspiring. Photographers will find all manner of workshops to fascinate them, and finalists of the Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year will be on show. The travel writers’ festival features authors of calibre of Simon Reeve, Simon Barnes, Kate Adie, Chris Stewart, Levison Wood and Tim Moore sharing their travel experiences. ‘Experience the World’ is a new addition for 2015, showcasing the cultures, cuisines and entertainment of four continents: Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe. With free samples, interactive displays and cultural performances this should be a real crowd-puller.

Free tickets! We’ve got a handful of FREE tickets to give away, so if you’d like to come along and share the excitement let us know! Just drop us and email or give us a call.

Free Travel Photographer of the Year 2014 annual. We’ve got several copies of this beautiful book, packed full of fabulous photos, and we’re giving them away! The first 6 people to visit our stand each day of the 4-day show (and quote TPOTY6) will win one of these special volumes.

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Welcome to the Milking Parlour

Welcome to the Milking Parlour

I am writing this as I sit in a milking parlour. OK – a former milking parlour.

It’s a long narrow barn with thick brick walls, chunky wooden cross beams and a floor that slopes about a foot from one end to the other, so I can, quite literally, look down on most of my colleagues!

office-interior

This is a relatively new office – we arrived here one rather cold December day in 2012. We moved lock stock and barrel (desks, chairs, filing cabinets, printer, photocopier, book shelves, computers etc), ourselves, with a hire van, the 8 or so miles from our previous office. I had the bruises for weeks…

But it was worth it! We are now firmly ensconced and wouldn’t swap out rural barn for the finest purpose-designed office.

office-deskWe take it in turns to be blinded by sunlight streaming through the windows or skylights, some of our desks are standing on wooden blocks to keep them flat on the sloping floor, and we often spy pheasants, muntjac deer, the ethereal and very welcome barn owl, and, on one occasion, a runaway horse, in the gardens and fields around us. Animals sometimes join us indoors, too, in the form of the 2 resident cats, friendly and sometimes mischievous Sooty, and the fluffy presence that is Jasper. What with one thing and another there’s rarely a dull moment in our parlour.

Our office is quirky and unconventional and suits us down to the ground.