Tagged with Villages

A sunny day in médiévale France

A sunny day in médiévale France

The first thing I did when I arrived in Lyon was…leave! It wasn’t anything Lyon said, I just knew that there was something else I had to see first. And so on a gloriously hot, sunny Saturday I jumped on a train to the little medieval town of Pérouges. Pérouges is one of the Beaux Villages and, … Continue reading

A stroll between the Cinque Terre

A stroll between the Cinque Terre

The final Italy post, full of cats! Armed with our Cinque Terre train cards we left La Spezia for the first of the five villages, a seven minute train journey to Riomaggiore. The town was small and very sleepy at 10am. I couldn’t help thinking how lucky we were to have such an iconic location (almost) … Continue reading

Fat and happy in Florence

Fat and happy in Florence

Although I thought it would be impossible to top the eating experience I had for my birthday in the Tuscan hills (I was hiccoughing truffle oil and chianti all afternoon!), we were in Italy after all and there was a lot more eating to be done. We did a great Florence Free walking tour in which our … Continue reading

Noël en Alsace

Noël en Alsace

Things rarely go to plan when travelling at Christmas time, do they? Particularly in a country that takes its jours fériés very seriously and when a dependency on fluffy, white snow is vital to the holiday activities. The choice to go to the Alsace region in France, which runs along the German border, seemed to me … Continue reading

Around Arundel Castle

Around Arundel Castle

Our trip to Arundel on the southern coast of England was bittersweet. Such a beautiful castle, but also our last countryside outing with our sweet-as kiwi friends Lucia and Andy. It was also perhaps the last weekend before winter started to truly kick in…I now arrive everywhere looking as if I’ve been dragged backwards through … Continue reading

A year of “THIS” moments

A year of “THIS” moments

A year since my first post. And what an incredible year. Many times I have been walking in the snow, in the sunshine, by the river, up the steps to a castle, on a beach (or next to a cat!) and remember thinking to myself, “THIS Rosie, remember THIS moment forever!” Luckily I have carried my … Continue reading

Languedoc; for the love of France.

Languedoc; for the love of France.

My trip to the Languedoc region last week reminded me of all the reasons why I love France and that I really was lucky enough to live la vie francaise in Périgueux, which seems like a lifetime ago now. Although a long, wet winter in the Dordogne definitely didn’t compare to the beaming, Occitanie sunshine … Continue reading

Hunting dragons

Hunting dragons

With three weeks before I start my exciting, new job and the foreboding suggestion from my boss-to-be that I should ‘take a holiday’, I bought a raincoat, jumped on a bus and headed for the home of dragons. Wales has the highest concentration of castles in the world (according to Google) and dragons are totally … Continue reading

Mumbling around South Wales

Mumbling around South Wales

A Bank holiday weekend with sun? Yes please! We packed up our little bags and, despite it only being around 10-14°C, managed to convince ourselves that this was perfect beach weather. I was invited to stay the weekend with one of Michael’s workmates who has a family house at The Mumbles, in South Wales. This … Continue reading

Driving in the Cotswolds

Driving in the Cotswolds

The weekend flew by once again, particularly since we spent a large chunk of it out and about in the Cotswolds, a group of gorgeous villages to the west of the capital. Apparently it is the most popular tourist destination in England after London (mainly Oxford Street, I have come to realise!) and so a … Continue reading