August 13, 2018

    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 way to get to ...

  • A year in france…our first week!

    August 11, 2018

    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 explore the area or go on midnight star-gazing tours like we did ...

  • Amiens with kids – the best and worst bits!

    August 4, 2018

    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 overlooking the water. It cost £45 per night for our ...

  • What are Brocantes?

    June 20, 2018



    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 sale or second-hand stall though…there’s much more charm to them than ...

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

    April 26, 2018

    Our Favourite French Baby Toys and Books…

    A while ago I wrote about learning a new language as a family. I thought I’d be a bit more specific about some of the French baby toys, games and books that we have in the house for our little ones. You ...