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Weekends have a tendency to disappear in a blur of swimming lessons, household chores and football matches, and it is not until you escape for a mini-break that you realise just what you can do in 48 hours.
Christmas is largely over-rated. There I have said it. Why would you want to fight over a parking space in Tesco when you could have the slopes to yourself in Sestriere?
Mike Pickup and his wife weren’t entirely sure where they were even going when they signed up to a trip to Kazakhstan - and even had to open the Atlas to check, as he reveals.
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