Category Archives: France

Back to it!

I can’t believe how long it is since I last blogged. Changing jobs and moving house were all-consuming tasks over the last 6 months (as we opt for a more “normal” lifestyle for a time), but now that I’m settled in … Continue reading

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Lead me up the garden path

A visit to Monet’s Garden (or “Les Jardins de Claude Monet”) in Giverny, France, was definitely on my bucket list. A little difficult to get to via public transport, it was a perfect place to break our long drive from central … Continue reading

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My happy place

There is a little gem of a place quietly tucked away in central France called Argenton-sur-Creuse, and we are privileged to own a piece of it. Here is a glimpse of what this treasure of a town holds: Can you see why … Continue reading

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Ever been to Evreux?

Sometimes plans just slot together perfectly, as if they were meant to be. We had already booked our side-trip from France to Berlin when Tony was presented with the opportunity to visit a chocolate factory in Northern France (via a … Continue reading

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Argenton à vendre

So, after reading my blog, you’ve fallen in love with Argenton-sur-Creuse and want to buy your own little piece of this medieval town in the centre of France? Well, hop off the train, and a quick walk up Rue Gambetta will reveal … Continue reading

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Argenton-sur-Creuse is a delightful town at any time of year, but with a sprinkling of Christmas magic it just makes me smile a little wider than usual. Festivities begin in November: And there is plenty going on in town: Or simply walk around and … Continue reading

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Just a matter of time (and money)

Each year, as time and money allows, we return to our little house in Argenton-sur-Creuse, France. We take the local train to Southern Cross Station in Melbourne (Australia), then board the Sky Bus for the 20 minute ride to Tullamarine … Continue reading

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Whatever the weather

No matter where you are in the world and what you are planning to do – you can’t control the weather. We are currently house-swapping – living in a house in Melbourne’s outer eastern suburbs while the owners are enjoying our house in … Continue reading

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Makes my mouth water

There is a very good reason why we can’t be in France at the moment: Tony is doing a patisserie course here in Melbourne. A little late in life perhaps, but better late than never! Take a look at a … Continue reading

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Centering yourself in France

When you travel all the way to the other side of the world, it’s natural to want to make the most of your time and money and see everything you possibly can. But the truth of the matter is that … Continue reading

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