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Duck&PastryFest2016: anniversaire in Bordeaux

Duck&PastryFest2016: anniversaire in Bordeaux

A birthday wouldn’t be a birthday without  a good amount of pastry and wine. At least my birthday wouldn’t be! Faced with the final year of my 20s, I decided all I really wanted to do was revisit beautiful South West France and relive a bit of my time spent in the region surrounding Bordeaux…over three … Continue reading

Top five cities for life – to celebrate 100 posts!

Top five cities for life – to celebrate 100 posts!

To celebrate my hundredth post I have decided to do the ubiquitous ‘my bestest ever cities I’ve travelled!’ list. I’ve chosen five cities with that ‘I could definitely live here’ vibe. I could put in all sorts of qualifications of this being ‘so far’ and ‘only my opinion’ and ‘all about the individual experience’ but, … Continue reading

Becoming a local…

Becoming a local…

Linguistic confusion:    Gastronomic contentedness:  First things first; a petite celebration…I have been shivering and suffering for weeks with sub-par heating because, apparently in this age of touchscreen/ultralight/superthin technology, I forgot the old fashioned way to make a device work…low and behold, a swift kick to the radiator and hey presto! Magic red light! Sigh, if … Continue reading

The BUZZ

The BUZZ

Linguistic confusion:   Gastronomic contentedness:  And by buzz I mean of course the hum of Christmas. I particularly love the glow on the little children’s faces when…bahaha nearly had you. I just love the pastries. I must say, in my own profound words, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Toys in every store…toys in … Continue reading

Wine and Walking

Wine and Walking

Linguistic confusion:  Gastronomic contentedness:  This has truly been a week of adventures…Nordic Walking, St-Emilion, Bordeaux, the hairdressers…new experiences and vocabulary all. As all schools have Wednesday afternoon off, we assistants decided to try our hand at a new sport…Nordic Walking. Generally quite similar to normal walking but using poles to propel yourself to infinity and … Continue reading

School!

School!

Linguistic confusion:  Gastronomic contentedness:  Back to school ! Just like Drew Barrymore in Never Been Kissed I am sadly finding that the second time round I am still not cool…however for the moment the excitement of something shiny, new and Antipodean in the classroom has saved me from any wedgies or flushings. Bordeaux is absolutely beautiful … Continue reading