Monthly Archives: July 2013

Monde de Morzna

Today is the start of a children’s festival held in Morzine every year and it is just gorgeous. They’ve created a little fairy dell in the central square staffed by elves who run workshops on things likeĀ  making magic hats, … Continue reading

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In the mountains

This week, following a surprisingly unstressful seven-hours in the car (particularly unstressful as I didn’t do any of the driving) we arrived in Morzine in the French Alps. Hooray!!! I have written before about how much I love the mountains … Continue reading

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Chateau de Bridoire

We dragged the kids away from their ever-growing posse of little mates this morning to visit another chateau and escape the heat. While the chateaux around here are undeniably beautiful, normally one is pretty much like another.

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In praise of holiday villages

More by luck than judgement, this week we’ve ended up in a holiday village-type place in the Dordogne near Bergerac. I say this because, given the choice and with money no object, we’d probably generally choose something a bit more … Continue reading

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Home swaps

We are doing our first home swap later this year – swapping our gite for an apartment in Spain. I honestly don’t know why I haven’t thought of doing this before – which is why when home swap community Knok … Continue reading

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Win a Paddlepak and loads of other Trunki gear

I almost never share competitions, but I know everyone (including me) loves Trunki gear, so I thought I’d share this one that Allianz Travel Insurance are running – visit this Facebook page for a chance to win one of ten … Continue reading

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