France, Travel

Top Dordogne Castles & Chateaux – Our Favourites

We Share our Favourite Dordogne Castles! Any post on this site may contain affiliate links. If you use them, they cost you nothing extra. We make a small commission. When we first visited the Dordogne we were blown away by the natural beauty, the rivers, the stunning villages, the bastide towns, the scenic landscape and… Read More Top Dordogne Castles & Chateaux – Our Favourites

France, Travel

Hot Air Balloon Festival in Rocadamadour – What NOT to do!

For the past three years I have read about the amazing Hot Air Balloon Festival, Les Montgolfiades, in the beautiful village of Rocamadour. I usually come upon the article just days AFTER the event has taken place leaving me frustrated that I’ve missed the festival yet again! This year, however, I was determined to make… Read More Hot Air Balloon Festival in Rocadamadour – What NOT to do!

France, Travel

Family & Kids Cookery Course in the Dordogne, France

If you’re visiting the Dordogne and looking for something unique to do with your family – THIS IS IT! Ian’s family & kids cookery course is fantastic – it’s fun, educational and a great opportunity for some family bonding time. Ready, Steady, Cook The day kicks off at 10am with a warm introduction from Chef… Read More Family & Kids Cookery Course in the Dordogne, France

France, Travel

Josephine Baker, The French Resistance and Her Chateau in France

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

Scotland, Travel

Third Culture Kid – Home is Where?

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?