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Apostrophe Wars

Birmingham Council has recently voted to abolish the possessive apostrophe from place names, arguing that it is no longer relevant or necessary. You can read the report in the Times here.

Dubai’s Sky High Ambitions

Dubai’s ambition really is breathtaking. This tiny desert state, little more than a fishing village in the 1960s before it discoved oil in 1966, is running out of it fast, and is spending like there is no tomorrow.

Magical Madeira

Headwater clients who have enjoyed our holidays on Madeira will know the Quinta Da Bela Vista well. Set high above the atmospheric capital of  Funchal with wonderful views out to sea it is a treat in every way. It isn’t just Headwater clients who think so – in the latest Tripadvisor awards published recently, the Quinta […]

Davos Positivity

The World Economic Forum has been taking place this week in Davos, Switzerland. It usually makes the headlines a bit more than it has done this week, though according to pundits quite a few big hitters have stayed at home crying into their spreadsheets, with the attendees wandering from seminar to seminar trying to remain […]

Dave Sclanders’ Grand UK Tour

 As many Headwater clients will testify, our Drakensberg and Zululand tour is a truly spectacular experience, made even more special because of Dave’s exceptional skill and dedication as our guide. You can learn about previous Headwater tours he has led on his website www.bergfree.co.za where his vivid newsletter accounts of the walks and experiences along […]

BBC Let Down Argentina

When creating a travel programme called ‘Explore’ on a particular destination, it would seem important to make it spectacular and interesting, and a bit of exploring probably wouldn’t go amiss. When the BBC Explore series launched last Sunday night, I had high hopes for it, but perhaps the title of ‘Fleeting Mish Mash of Wonderful Argentine […]

Tea Made Easy

We’ve all been there. You’re all comfy, working or relaxing – either way you’re in the middle of something – and you really fancy a hot drink. How on earth can you get hold of one without having to make any effort yourself? With no set rota, (far too rigid an approach), on the Headwater […]

Vasaloppet Tastic

    Cross-country skiing can be as easy or as hard as you want to make it,  so if you like it to be more of a challenge than a holiday, you can sign up for the annual Swedish Vasaloppet for the bargain basement price of 186 euro per person!