Last week we went to the aquarium in La Rochelle. When we arrived, we got some passes and got into a lift that was supposed to look like a submarine. Then we started looking around at the fish until, finally, dad found a turtle! It was so amazing! It was beautiful with its shiny scales … More Our amazing trip to the aquarium
After the Loire, we continued our leisurely progress south, stopping for just one night at Saint Cyr just north of Poitiers. We found a great campsite, on the edge of a lake, whose cool waters were very welcome for an afternoon swim when we arrived. Everywhere is very dry down here and the grass is … More Fish and seafood on the Atlantic coast
A few days ago, I tried my first mussel. I had been wanting to for ages but the sight of one was too gross. When I asked before what a mussel tasted like, my Mum said “a mussel tastes like a mussel” and she was right. The reason I tried it: I tried it because … More My first mussel!
Well, we have been saying that we needed to slow down a bit, and we have finally done it. The heat since we arrived in the Loire region has been such that we have been forced to stop. So this week we have been going to bed late, sleeping in and taking a long lunchtime … More Slowing down in the Loire
We’ve now been in France for over a month and stayed on multiple campsites. Due to the heat the kids have requested campsites with a pool, and at face value this seems a good idea. However as an English gentleman, French pools can bring with them a dark and sinister threat. On arriving at the … More A blog post for the gentleman readers!
Today we headed south west from Paris and drove for miles and miles through a mostly flat, uniform landscape, enormous fields of wheat and corn stretching out as far as the eye could see. A lot of the wheat had already been harvested and the farmers were out in the fields bringing in the next … More Colour and lights in Chartres
One of the reasons for choosing our campsite on the outskirts of Paris was to be able to visit Versailles and also to have a day in the city itself. The weather has been incredibly hot and has sapped our energy, so with that in mind, we decided to only attempt to do two things … More Paris, high security and the Eiffel Tower
When we arrived we went through a security check and then we went into a queue. When we finally got to the front we started walking up the stairs. It was hard walking up so high but we eventually reached the first floor. Then we admired the view for about 10 minutes and then Mummy … More Our trip to the Eiffel Tower
Yesterday we went up the Eiffel Tower. I went up to the second and first floors, which both had a great view of the city. Whilst we were there we had our packed lunch (on the first floor!) On the first floor the Eiffel Tower had a glass platform which I put my foot on. … More The Eiffel Tower
As you will have gathered from the posts Emma and Megan have made, whilst we were near the French capital we spent a day at Disneyland Paris. This trip was a big surprise for the girls. Andy and I had been thinking about it for a while but we were waiting to see how the … More It’s a Small World after all