Category Archives: France

600 kilometres to Switzerland

Setting off at first light in June 2018, we drove from our house in Argenton-sur-Creuse, central France, to Switzerland. It never ceases to amaze me – coming from the vast island continent of Australia – how you can simply drive … Continue reading

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All in a day’s drive

One leisurely day in 2017, we decided to take a scenic drive from our house in Argenton-sur-Creuse, in central France, for a round trip to visit Chauvigny with its fascinating skyline of castle ruins. We took a meandering route through … Continue reading

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From both sides of the world

Ask me where I live, and I might hesitate – after all, Australia and France are both our homes: We own a house in France, yet earn our living in Australia – well, just enough to get us back to … Continue reading

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A satisfying European smorgasbord

Having a house in Argenton-sur-Creuse, which ceaselessly beckons our presence, serves as a springboard from which to explore a little bit more of France and her neighboring countries every year. Paris France 2010 We discovered this peaceful park on one … Continue reading

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Linking back

Our driving trip from France, through, Belgium, and into Western Germany in 2016 has already been well-enough-blogged – so I will let these photos speak for themselves, and provide you linkbacks to the original posts in case any pique your … Continue reading

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Don’t fence me in

Feeling a little fenced-in at the moment with the global lockdown of 2020 – with borders closed, and unsure when our annual trip to Europe will eventuate – it seems appropriate to share the photos from this double-page spread of … Continue reading

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Recalling European adventures

Tied well and truly to home turf during the COVID-19 stay-at-home restrictions, what a delight it is to flick through my photobook and share with you some memories of Europe… Potsdam, Germany We spent one memorable snowy day in 2014, … Continue reading

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Detouring west on our way to Spain

St Emilion On a zig-zagging road trip from Argenton-sur-Creuse in 2012, we first headed south-west to Bordeaux via St Emilion, where the views from the top of the bell tower were unforgettably gorgeous! We took a cellar tour to see … Continue reading

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There’s more to France than Paris

Just like the majority of people visiting France, we generally arrive in Paris – Paris but there is so much more to see than just the charming capital, and over the last 10 years we have explored different areas of … Continue reading

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Ahhhh Argenton

There’s a little place in the centre of France, straddled across the River Creuse, under the watchful eye of the Bonne Dame, called Argenton-sur-Creuse. The old mill 2009 The old bridge 2009 Riverside houses 2009 La Bonne Dame 2010 Anyone … Continue reading

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