Holiday suitcase

Balfour Family Holidays since 1984

The last cine-film under ‘Balfour Family Holidays 1952-82’ is ‘1982 Brittany, France’. This section of the website picks up our holidays from then on. With advancing years, it is easier to remember them online than to rummage through diaries and photograph albums. They were happy years, when travel was (for us) exciting, memorable and (looking back) seemingly effortless.

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1983
Israel: Wedding anniversary
1984
Liverpool Garden Festival  /  Bergen & Norwegian fiords
1985
Malaga, Spain  / Majorca
1986
Rome  /  Loch Tay  /  Stoke-on-Trent Garden Festival  /  Paris  /  Majorca
1987
Paris  /  Danube cruise: Black Sea to Vienna  /  Esbjerg & Copenhagen  /  Formentora Island, Balearics  /  Nice
1988
Igls, Austria  /  Leipzig, East Germany & Berlin  /  Netherhall Guest House, Largs  /  Glasgow Garden Festival  /  Center Parc, Nottingham Forest  /  Maidenhead  /  38 Murrayfield Road, Edinburgh  /  November – Antigua  /  Christmas
[Under construction]
1989
Maidenhead again  /  Abortive sail to St Petersburg  /  Seychelles and Mauritius
1990
Gateshead Garden Festival  /  Centre Parc at Nottingham  /  Grenada, Caribbean, & sail to Grenadines
1991
Bus tour of Andalucia  /  Cruise around Scotland & across to Norway  /  Center Parc, Nottingham  /  Kenya
1992
Bus tour to Rome, Sienna, Florence & Venice  /  Center Parc, Nottingham  /  Young Island, St Vincent, Grenadines
1993
Cruise of the Canary Islands  /  Center Parc, Nottingham  /  Japan  /  Young Island, St. Vincent
♦ 1994
London for David’s tenth birthday  /  Nice  /  Cruise from Leith to St Petersburg & various Baltic capitals  /  Center Parc, Nottingham
♦ 1995
One-day visit to Iceland  /  Israel, Eilat, Petra and the Dead Sea  /  Arran  /  Sandy’s wedding in Norway  /  David Saunderson’s wedding to Fiona in Eire  /  Addis Ababa, Nairobi and Zanzibar
♦ 1996
London for Jennifer’s tenth birthday  /  Bruges, Belgium  /   Cruise from Hong Kong to Singapore
♦ 1997
Paphos in Cyprus and a cruise to Egypt  /  Bus tour to Prague  /  China to visit Sandy
♦ 1998
South Africa bus tour  /  Alison’s tenth birthday, to London  /  London for Jeremy’s graduation from London Bible College  /  Car to Norway  /  Roundelwood Health Spa, Crieff  /  St Lucia and on to Young Island (again)
♦ 1999
Malta  /  Kolbotn and Oslo  /  Verona and Venice  /  Oslo, Germany and Switzerland  /  Puerto Pollensa, Majorca  /  Norway
♦ 2000
Madeira  /  Norway, Germany and Austria  /  Norway
♦ 2005
London, James tenth birthday  /  Lion King musical
♦ 2008
London, Catherine’s tenth birthday  /  River boat to Greenwick  /  London, Abigeal’s tenth birthday  /  Sandy: Hotel near Brisish Museum. Sound of Music – Julie Andrews
♦ 2011
London, Katrina’s tenth birthday  /  Mama Mia – dancing in aisles
♦ 2014
London, Pernille’s tenth birthday  /  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
♦ 2021
Keziah and Elloe to Crieff Hydro instead of London like all other grandchildren