Exploring the Dordogne – week 4

| Diary, Travel

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…


Uncovering the Benefits of Co-Sleeping

| Family

Uncovering the Benefits of Co-Sleeping

For decades now, having your child alongside you when you’re sleeping seems to have gotten a bad reputation and I completely understand the risks but it is actually great, and packs in a ton of benefits for both the parent and the child. We have co-slept since he was a baby. So if you’ve got […] 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…


Lunch at L’École, Vendoire

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The back garden seating

  A couple of weeks ago we went to L ‘École in Vendoire. It is about 10 minutes from where we are staying in Champagne-et-Fontaine. The restaurant is situated in a beautiful house and garden. It is a stunning setting with shaded seating under the terrace and also seating around the back with views overlooking miles […] 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…


Exploring the Dordogne – week 2

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Mareuil Château

Last week was mainly about finding our feet and getting Lucas settled in, this week we have ventured out a little more.   This week we have visited Mareuil which is 10 minutes from where we are staying. It’s quite a big town but was fairly quiet. We spotted a few restaurants, butchers, bakers, pharmacy, […] Read more…