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, Inspire

French Countryside Living – Moving from the City to the Country

City Gal to Country Bumpkin Rewind to 2012 and we were living a very comfortable life in suburbia, a few miles from Edinburgh city centre. After a chance conversation, a dash of serendipity and an uncharacteristic ‘let’s throw caution to the wind’, we found ourselves heading for a new life in the land of baguettes… Read More French Countryside Living – Moving from the City to the Country

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?

France, Travel

Unexpected Versailles Highlights for Kids (and Adults)

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)