BRB…

BRB…

So there I was living my admittedly rather stressful but still quite fairy-tale-esque life of rosé in France planning a wedding to the man of my dreams and then BAM! Life turned up and slapped me right across the face. Ouch. You can’t control what curve balls are gonna get thrown at you and bloggingRead More

Why you really should visit Montpellier

Why you really should visit Montpellier

I’ve noticed I write a lot about the things around Montpellier,  but not so much about the town we live in, so I thought it was high time to fix that.  We’ve only got three months left here (sob) and it’s making me cherish every moment we have in our little southern city. Everyone whoRead More

DIY Wine Tour in Pic St Loup

DIY Wine Tour in Pic St Loup

Last time I took you to Pic St Loup it was to climb it, this time we’re  tasting it.  Pic St Loup is not only gorgeous but it’s also one of the best wine areas in the Languedoc region and, as it’s a hop and skip away from Montpellier, it’s the perfect getaway from theRead More

Climbing Pic St Loup

Climbing Pic St Loup

We are constantly surprised by the beauty surrounding Montpellier. When most people think of the South of France, they think of maybe beaches, cities, yachts, that kind of thing. But the best thing about France isn’t its beaches, or its cities, as great as many of those cities might be. It’s the mixture of immenselyRead More

It’s Valentine’s Day. It’s a good day to talk about weddings.

It’s Valentine’s Day. It’s a good day to talk about weddings.

As a diehard romantic any excuse for romance is good by me.  Valentine’s day is just an added incentive, with cute props. But one year ago today Valentine’s Day went from being a nice excuse for some attention to a very special day when I became a fiancée. Fast forward through months of travels eventuallyRead More

Simple and Light French Apricot Tart

Simple and Light French Apricot Tart

The tart is the go-to dish of the French.  Someone coming over for lunch? Make a tart. Need a quick desert? Make a tart. Got a bunch of leftover stuff you want to use up? Make a tart. So, if there is one thing I’ve had to perfect while living in France, it’s the artRead More

Montpellier, tu m’as manqué!

Montpellier, tu m’as manqué!

= I missed you, Montpellier! As soon as we opened the door into our new apartment and settled onto one of our two armchairs that make us feel like Carl and Ellie in UP, I immediately felt a sense of comfortable euphoria sweep over me. We’d spent six weeks on the road over December andRead More

Memorable Nights in Northern Thailand

Memorable Nights in Northern Thailand

What was your most memorable night’s sleep while travelling? ask Emma, Kelly and Rebecca as part of their new monthly travel link up. The question, rang through my head, as there have been so many memorable nights since we started travelling and I just couldn’t quite choose. As it closes today and as it isRead More

Notes to my pre-expat self

Notes to my pre-expat self

It’s been six months now since we moved to France. Six months of ups and downs and sideways. It’s been one of the most exciting, enlightening and emotionally challenging six months of my life. Being an expat has opened my eyes to a whole new world and I recently got involved in a HiFX campaign whereRead More

Why not to ask a Londoner what to do in London

Why not to ask a Londoner what to do in London

So you want to visit London, like really visit London and you want to know what you’re supposed to do in London.  You don’t want to rely on TripAdvisor and LonelyPlanet.  Pfft. No no no.  You want to do it right and avoid the tourist bits. And you know someone – a proper Londoner –Read More

Where to stay in Paris

Where to stay in Paris

Paris is a gorgeous monster of a city which always makes it quite a challenge to figure out where to stay.  Which is the cool part?  Which parts are too far? Is this too expensive? Is this too touristy? Is it not touristy enough? Can I walk to the Louvre? What’s the metro station like?Read More

Is Bratislava worth visiting?

Is Bratislava worth visiting?

It’s hard to know what to expect when going to Bratislava. Is it a poor ex-communist industrial city? Or a beautiful cultural gem like Vienna or Prague? Well, it’s both, and sometimes right at the same time. Bratislava is very different from its neighbouring cities but, like so many places in Europe, it has quiteRead More