I don’t want to leave!!!

I love this place so much.  Incredible beauty, fascinating history and affectionate people who treat you like long lost relatives after one meeting.  Even the dog’s are friendly in Italy. I’ve observed, in my limited travels of UK and Europe, that dogs from different countries behave differently towards us.  Dogs in Australia, seem to me to… Continue reading I don’t want to leave!!!

Tuscany Day 3 – Travel tips for parents with large families

Hey!  Not much happened yesterday, much to my delight.  We went for a drive to find an antique shop to satisfy my needs and the only town near us that supposedly had one, Sovana, closed it’s antique shop down some time ago.  Bummer.   Sovana was beautiful though.  It even sold some token souvenirs in… Continue reading Tuscany Day 3 – Travel tips for parents with large families

Exploring Country France Day 2 – Colmar – Worlds most BEAUTIFUL town

Colmar wasn’t a town randomly selected by Ben and myself but was chosen as a place to visit on recommendation from our French friends, Constance and Baptise.  Constance had described it as looking like the little village in the beginning scene of Beauty and the Beast, which delighted all my Disney-loving offspring.   During the… Continue reading Exploring Country France Day 2 – Colmar – Worlds most BEAUTIFUL town

Exploring Country France Day 1 – Bragny-sur-Saône

We left Paris on Saturday morning loaded up with all our suitcases PLUS a whole heap of groceries.  Ben and I had decided to take snacks, lunches etc with us on our drive from Paris to Bragny so we wouldn’t have to spend so much money buying lunches (which quite often end up being junk… Continue reading Exploring Country France Day 1 – Bragny-sur-Saône

Paris Day 4 & 5 – someone farted on the train and you’ll never believe what happened next…

Welcome to my first clickbait title (suggested by Rohan).  Yes, people have been farting on the small and stuffy trains.  Mostly my lot who have been overdosing on all the fresh grapes, cherries, berries and summer fruits that Australia is currently lacking and Europe has an abundance of.  Nothing happened next besides waving of hands… Continue reading Paris Day 4 & 5 – someone farted on the train and you’ll never believe what happened next…