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  • Epic Trip Planning

    Choosing our village in France

    Choosing the town where we would live our French dream was a bit like sticking a pin in a map. Where do you start? From the beginning, my husband Simon told me that I…

    September 16, 2019
  • Our Adventures

    In the trenches of Verdun

    “Many of us here use writing as a means of staying alive…” So wrote a French commanding officer, holed up in the underground citadel of Verdun, during the longest battle of World War I.…

    August 30, 2019
  • Our Adventures

    Of Champagne and Birkenstocks

    When you’re so close to Champagne, how could you  resist stopping by for a glass or two? Yet again… we’re travelling with kids.  So rather than drag them around a series of vineyards, we…

    August 20, 2019