Europe

THIS IS THE BEST WAY TO GET TO FRANCE!

THIS IS THE BEST WAY TO GET TO FRANCE!

So, what’s the best way to get to France? Plane, ferry or train? There are a few modes of transport you can choose to cross the Channel. When we’re heading to France, we almost always book Le Shuttle! We think the Eurotunnel is by far the best […]

A year in france…our first week!

A year in france…our first week!

So, where to start?! Our first week in France has gone by so quickly. It feels kind of like we’ve done nothing and everything all at the same time! By ‘nothing’ I mean we’ve not been totally free to wake up each morning and fully […]

Amiens with Kids – the practically perfect city!

Amiens with Kids – the practically perfect city!

Amiens, Little Venice of the North   We first discovered this beautiful little city while exploring a route in the book Back Roads France. Since then, it has become one if our favourite French stop-overs as we journey further south.   We stayed in an Airbnb […]

What are Brocantes?

What are Brocantes?

Brocantes Drive anywhere in France during the summer and you’re pretty much guaranteed to see posters advertising a local brocante. But, what are brocantes? The word brocantes comes from the French verb “brocanter” which means “to deal in second-hand goods”. They’re not your usual carboot […]

French Baby Toys and Books – Introducing French To Babies and Toddlers Through Play

French Baby Toys and Books – Introducing French To Babies and Toddlers Through Play

Best French Baby Toys and Books… A while ago I wrote about learning a new language as a family. Toys and games are an excellent way to introduce a language to babies and toddlers. I thought I’d be a bit more specific about some of […]

Visiting Cardigan Bay – with toddlers and younger kids

Visiting Cardigan Bay – with toddlers and younger kids

  Cardigan Bay is a beautiful part of Wales to visit. It has amazing beaches, woodlands, mountains and lakes. I’d like to share with you some of the fun family things that there are to do here. There are some ideas for those days when […]