20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in France to visit

20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in France to visit

Exploring UNESCO World Heritage Sites has become something of a trend in our family over the past few years.  It’s something I’ve always done, albeit sometimes without realising, particularly when much younger, but now it’s something we actively seek out when...
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...
Processionary caterpillars – what are they?

Processionary caterpillars – what are they?

On a recent day out to the mountains to check out the dire snow situation in the local ski resort we were taken aback by just how many caterpillar nests we saw in the pine trees and how much destruction they had caused.  There were vast areas of what looked like dead...
A night at the ballet

A night at the ballet

Last week JF and I spent the evening at Covent Garden, along with Darcey Bussell, Fiona Bruce and Carlos Acosta but this didn’t involve flights, hotels and expensive tickets; we didn’t leave France, in fact we didn’t even leave our own local area. In...
Expat farewells

Expat farewells

It’s no secret, I love living where I live.  I’ve lived a nomadic life moving country 9 times though sometimes all those other countries seem a very long time ago as I’ve now been in France for nearly 18 years.  But even within France I’ve...
Souvenirs of an expat life

Souvenirs of an expat life

Memories make up an integral part of expat life, memories of “home” or previous countries lived in, often rose tinted, usually nostalgic, sometimes sad, mostly happy, but always there.  Of course every life is comprised of memories whether expat or not,...

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