Author Archives: Liz Jolliffe

Can‘t stop the rain … (at Hardanger Fjord)

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The house right on the water‘s edge was beautiful, the scenery was beautiful, the rippling water too … but the rain … But we made the most of it and visited spectacular waterfalls, went on wet Norwegian walks, drove up to the Folgefonna glacier and ate good Norwegian food (fishballs, meatballs and lamb in cabbage). The Norwegians rarely eat out as it is so expensive (they pay their people well) and eat good healthy food. Luckily they also like watching football so we kept ourselves occupied with the first round of the World Cup :-).

Posted in Norway

Berchtesgaden & Salzburg

Another lovely Easter full of wellness 🙂 starting with brunch at John’s in Munich on the way down. Hotel Edelweiss was a dream and Königssee and Salzburg beautiful in the sunshine.

Posted in Germany

The three Royals

There are many stories about the Eiger, the Mönch and the Jungfrau but we are again and again inspired by how they majestically tower over Grindelwald. There are not enough fascinating walks in the mountains and we are grateful for the sunny weather!

Posted in Switzerland

Coaching in Switzerland

It was an honour to be invited by ETAS, The English Teachers Association of Switzerland to present my coaching workshop on their annual Professional Development Day. It was a very inspiring day in the pretty town of Biel/Bienne and good to catch up with some familiar faces in the world of ELT. And Reiner, my invaluable technical consultant, enjoyed being immersed in all the facets of the English language :-).

Posted in Switzerland

Bat out of Hell

What a fantastic early birthday present – tickets for amazing Bat out of Hell musical at the London Coliseum. I have been a Meat Loaf fan since my college days so it was great to meet my Poly Dollies for dinner first! Thanks to my Schatzi for the wonderful surprise!

Posted in England

The most beautiful beach in Portugal …

… according to The Guardian readers and we were certainly impressed by the sheer beauty of Praia da Adraga with its rocks and golden sand.

Posted in Portugal

Lisbon – a beautiful city full of character

We followed my student’s advice and just went up the Elevador de Santa Justa, wandered through the old city and travelled back to the metro station Rossio with the old yellow 28 tram – and of course stopped off for a custard tart of which we now know the history …

Posted in Portugal

Portugal at its best

Welcome to the land of dramatic coastlines, pretty towns (here Sintra), castles (Palace of Pena) and yummy fish (and custard tarts). Enjoying our first Airbnb holiday at Praia Grande with an unexpected 100m pool at the nearby hotel – it was quite spectacular watching the waves crashing over it on our first day!

Posted in Portugal

Poly Dollies on a trip down Memory Lane in Lincoln

Great to see the girls again in the town where I had my formative years. Amazing view after climbing the 337 steps to the top of Lincoln Cathedral and thanks to Kim for driving around Washingborough to find the house we lived in!!


Posted in England, Poly-Dollies

Easter Wellness in the Bavarian Alps

Wonderful Easter break at an amazing Wellness Hotel in Oberjoch proud of its Slow Food and excellent customer service. We got out our walking shoes and went for a particularly interesting walk with an 80 year old mountain guide who knew every stone and wild flower. We’ll be back!

Posted in Allgäu, Germany