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Travel with kids: festivals around the world

Travel with kids: festivals around the world

Today’s post is a first for me: I’m hosting the Multicultural Kid Blogs monthly blogging carnival on travel with kids.  Travelling with my kids is something regular readers will know I’m passionate about so I’m delighted to be able to collate...
10 most popular posts of 2015

10 most popular posts of 2015

It’s that time of year again when I look back and see which posts got seen and which ones didn’t.  I do it mainly for myself as I love lists and statistics though I hope my readers enjoy it too.  I make this list from viewing figures which means that posts...
Mid Summer Solstice and Fire!

Mid Summer Solstice and Fire!

I’ve written before about how June is the month of fêtes, full of festivities, festivals and fun.  Once again it’s sped by at breakneck speed and tomorrow it’ll be July, with the “official” start of the summer season. But just before that...
Bonne Année!

Bonne Année!

My last blog post for 2013 is to wish you all a very Happy New Year!  2013 has been an amazing year for my blog and for my journey as a blogger.  I’ve loved getting to know many fabulous bloggers around the world and building up online friendships while learning...
It’s the end of another school year…

It’s the end of another school year…

It’s the end of another school year and I feel like it’s only just got going.  I know I am not alone in thinking this and I know it’s not an original sentiment but really, these last ten months have sped by so fast it’s frightening.  I thought...
June, the month of fêtes

June, the month of fêtes

June is the month of fêtes.  Every few days it seems there’s another excuse to have fun, whether it’s a local village en fête or a national occasion, there’s just so much going on.  Add to this two family birthdays chez nous in mid June and all the...
St John’s fire

St John’s fire

On Sunday night we went to the Fête de la St Jean (Feast of St John) in nearby Valbonne village.  It’s a spectacular fête, quite unlike any other and just so full of atmosphere.  Apart from anything else it’s amazingly dangerous.  Put a couple of thousand...
Music, music everywhere

Music, music everywhere

This week’s fun is la Fête de la Musique.  On June 21st when many cultures around the world are celebrating summer (or winter) solstice, France makes music.  To enjoy the longest day of the year musicians of every style and ability gather to perform in public...

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