Allons skier! Fantastic Family Ski Tips for France

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  Where was the last place holiday inspiration came out of the blue for you? You know that one time you were doing something completely normal and mundane only to be stopped in your tracks and go “maybe that’s a good holiday idea”. For me, this usually happens in that one place we all vow […] Read more…


Exploring the Dordogne – week 6

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Lucas and I stood next to a violin sculpture in Brantome

  This week we have been out a couple of times for meals, once in Édon which is actually classed as Charente rather than the Dordogne. Edon is a beautiful little village, when we went there was a christening party going on and a boules match being played. It was lovely seeing so many people […] Read more…


Exploring the Dordogne – week 5

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Lauzen street with umbrellas hanging

    Last Sunday Champagne had its annual fete. We went down and there was a couple of fairground rides and a hook a duck that Lucas enjoyed going on. He won at hook a duck and was so excited he didn’t really concentrate on his options for prizes, he quickly chose a small inflatable […] Read more…


Exploring the Dordogne – week 4

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Lucas playing games on the lawn outside Mareuil chateau

This week we have been on a couple of late night drives, these are a great time to look around new villages, when the temperature is cooler and you can see the beautiful sky in a multitude of orange and pinks before a sun set. The sun set looks magnificent against the sunflower fields. On […] Read more…


Car Tyres – Get a Grip for Your Summer Holiday

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Car Tyre - Get a Grip for Your Summer Holiday

  With summer holidays nearly here, I’m sure you have plenty of day trips planned or even a road trip. Ensuring your tyres are legal and roadworthy is not only a requirement but it’s a car safety check that you should undertake on regular basis and definitely before you set off on a long journey.   […] Read more…


Top tips for visiting Disney World

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Top tips for visiting Disney World #Florida #Disney

Last week I wrote a post about visiting Florida with children. Obviously the big destination people think of when having a family holiday in Florida is Disney World. It can be very expensive to visit but there are cheaper ways around it, such as package Disney World tickets. Here’s some top tips from some bloggers […] Read more…


Exploring the Dordogne – week 3

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D and I looking at the camera, a field of sunflowers behind us

  Last Sunday we went into Verteillac for the Brocante. The whole village was taken over by stalls selling everything from toys, clothes and antiques. Lucas picked up a little car and a knight figure.     On Monday, we ventured into Ribérac. Ribérac is quite a busy town with a few shops and restaurants. […] Read more…


The cheapest way to hire a car in France

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We are currently in France and staying for a couple of months, we flew over so needed to hire a car once here. When I got quotes from the various car hire companies at the airport, the cheapest I could find was £850. I had heard that supermarkets in France hire out cars so I […] Read more…