One night in Paris

Another big drive today from the French Alps to Paris but with European motorways having a speed limit of 130km/hr and being fantastically maintained we were able to cover a great distance in what seemed to us to be a relatively short period of time. We covered over 500km in 6 hours and that was… Continue reading One night in Paris

Lescheraines, Rhone-Alpes (France) – Our last Airbnb

Our journey from Castagnole Monferrato to our final Airbnb in the French Alps should have been a leisurely drive. However, I conveniently needed to go to the toilet every time I saw a highway service station so I could check whether they sold the two things I have become completely obsessed with. One is the… Continue reading Lescheraines, Rhone-Alpes (France) – Our last Airbnb

Castagnole Monferrato

The last two days have been about journeying back to Paris so we can board the Eurostar, head back to London then fly home from Heathrow. I have the post holiday blues already and it still isn’t officially over! Castagnole Monferrato was chosen simply because it was not far off the route we were taking… Continue reading Castagnole Monferrato

Learn from my mistakes – how to visit overseas museums with kids without them claiming they are about to die.

Our castle in Silvi is in the Province of Teramo in the Abruzzo region in central Italy.  The morning started with a huge sleep in by everyone.   We had no plan for the day and despite me telling Ben to come up with a plan (so that the kids could not hold me responsible… Continue reading Learn from my mistakes – how to visit overseas museums with kids without them claiming they are about to die.

Pomezia to our castle in Silvi – with a 2 hour chocolate hunt in between.

This morning we left Pomezia and while our Airbnb accomodation was nice, we were pleased to be leaving the town - whose run down appearance left a lot to be desired.  We only had a 2 hour and 40 minute drive to our castle in Silvi (near Abruzo) and I wanted to make a teeny,… Continue reading Pomezia to our castle in Silvi – with a 2 hour chocolate hunt in between.

Last day on our Tuscan Farm

Before I start today’s blog I have 2 very important announcements.  Rohan would like me to let you all know that in my previous blog, I used the word “pet” in an incorrect/inappropriate manner (i.e. pet the dog).  He said in Australian language we say “pat” the dog and that “pet” is more American.  Ben… Continue reading Last day on our Tuscan Farm