Category Archives: Travel

Completing the loop

Last year, we drove from our house in central France, up to Belgium and across to Germany before embarking on our “big day” travelling homeward-bound across 3 countries (I just love that about Europe!) to complete our 3000km “loop.” We left Stadtkyll, … Continue reading

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A week in western Germany

Last year, during our 3000 km, 11-day driving trip, we spent a week based in a timeshare resort (Landal Wirfttal) in Stadtkyll, Germany, just over the Belgium border. It was our second visit to Germany, but the first time in … Continue reading

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Visiting the land of beer, waffles and chocolate

When in Belgium it’s only right and proper to drink beer, eat waffles and indulge in some chocolate, don’t you think? On our one day in the city of Brussels we did just that. First things first though – stopping … Continue reading

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In bustling Bruges

Although it wasn’t on our original itinerary we decided we would visit Bruges – the capital of West Flanders in Belgium – to see this pretty (and pretty touristy) UNESCO-listed city of canals and cobblestones for ourselves. Arriving on Ascension Day … Continue reading

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A perfect resting place

It’s always exciting to venture into another country, and of course one of the beauties of Europe is that you can do that so easily. Not only are countries small but for those in the EU there is no border control making it so … 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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Life is a fleeting adventure

Life has a way of slipping us by. The older we get, the quicker time goes – each day, month or year being a decreasing percentage of your lifetime to-date. And somehow our life keeps getting busier, with more and more … 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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Alone in London

I have been lucky enough to travel far and wide during my lifetime. Perhaps being born in South Africa and voyaging across the Indian Ocean to a new life in Australia when I was only 2 years old firmly planted … 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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