Mont Saint-Michel

  Mont Saint-Michel, a tidal island on the Normandy coast, is probably one of the most photographed landmarks on the French coastline… and is certainly one of the most photogenic!  I mean, just LOOK at it!     Visiting is perfectly possible as a day

19 Years Old And So Green

  When I was 19 years old I did what most Kiwi kids do… I dropped out of university and went on my ‘big OE’ (Overseas Experience).  Ok, so most Kiwis don’t drop out of uni to do it… but I did.  I had picked

When is a holiday TOO busy?

    I would call myself a fairly energetic person – I like to be busy. But I think I managed to ‘out-busy’ even myself on our recent holiday to France!   Our holiday plans are usually pretty full-on and include visiting multiple cities, and

Montmorillon, France

  This is my first bi-lingual post. Apologies for the simplicity of the post and the perfunctory translation, but I wanted it to reflect my current level of French, so that in the future I can see progress (I hope / J’espère). Thanks to Jennifer

Verteuil-sur-Charente

    An absolute highlight on our recent trip to France was a day-trip to Verteuil in the Charente.  I had seen James Martin (the TV chef) visit the Chateau de Verteuil as part of his ‘French Adventure’ series, and it looked so picturesque.  And