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Learn from a professor of jazz?

Enrol for the Mediterranean Jazz Summer School (0181-989 9345), to be held in south-west France from 18 to 25 August. Tuition from two Guildhall professors and full board costs pounds 375; travel is extra.

Fly one-way to Majorca?

Book on the scheduled Luton-Palma service operated by Monarch (01582 398333); you can buy a single for just pounds 62, including tax.

Enjoy bed, breakfast and begonias?

Send a self-addressed envelope, with pounds 1 in stamps, to Bed and Breakfast for Garden Lovers, Handywater Farm, Sibford Gower, Banbury OX15 5AE. You will receive a booklet featuring 81 properties "where guests and hosts may share a common love of gardens and gardening".

Toss a kipper?

Join the Fishermen's Procession in Dunkerque on 18 February. Sally Ferries (0990 595522) will take two on a weekend break for pounds 84.

Dine with Nigel Mansell, or at least his racing suit?

Steer towards Orlando, where the Race Rock stages its grand opening tonight. The new restaurant, at 8986 International Drive in the Florida resort, is littered with motor sport memorabilia. The menu includes items such as Road Hog pork chops with crashed potatoes ($13.95), followed by Victory Flag chocolate cake ($4.95). You can book your place on the starting grid by calling 001 407-248 9876.

Bus to Amsterdam or Paris and back?

Buy a voucher during February for the CityZap (0800 968504) coach from London to either city for pounds 29. The services, via the Channel tunnel, start on 1 March - you can use the voucher at any time in 1996. From March onwards, the price increases to pounds 55 return.

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