The French Resistance Worker Josephine Baker is probably best known for her success as a dancer and singer who famously performed in a ‘skirt’ made of artificial bananas. Less known is the fact that she was a resistance worker for her adopted country, France, and was even awarded the Legion of Honour in 1961 in… Read More Josephine Baker, The French Resistance and Her Chateau in France
What’s a Third Culture Kid? I’ve only just discovered a new term ‘third culture kid’ and realised it applied to me. It’s a term that was coined by a US sociologist back in the 1950s and refers to children who spend their formative years in places or cultures that are not their parents’ homeland. Both… Read More Third Culture Kid – Home is Where?
It might surprise you to know that the Palace of Versailles wasn’t actually the highlight of our recent visit. Mr 10 and I really enjoyed the Chateau, however, Mr Husband got the condensed experience as he had to keep up with Miss 7 who was on a mission to win a prize for sprinting her way… Read More Unexpected Versailles Highlights for Kids (and Adults)
We recently visited the Palace of Versailles and what a memorable visit it was. Read here for some of our top tips . Mr 10 describes the Palace as the Chateau where the last King of France lived before he got his head chopped off. Ah well, I’m glad he registered the important facts – some… Read More The French Revolution for Kids and Visiting Versailles
Dungeons, trébuchets and medieval weaponry – what more could you ask for? Put this medieval fortress at the top of your must-visit list! It’s one of the best known and most visited chateaux in the region, if not in France.
Looking for some travel inspiration for 2017? Feeling stuck in a rut? If you follow me on instagram, you’ll have seen my recent posts where I shared some of my favourite travel quotes. Here you have them all in one place to provide you with some travel inspiration!