Category Archives: Destinations

Crazy Night of fireworks in Paris

Wow what a wild night!  We decided to venture out for what we believed, and turned out to be, one of the greatest fireworks shows on earth.  We planned the spot and prepared ourselves for camping out, French style, read Champagne etc…, hours early. Then came the people…  And more people.  By the time the fireworks […]

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How Many Have You Been Saying Wrong?

The correct way to pronounce 9 French brand names you’ve been saying all wrong Veuve Clicquot Who hasn’t had one of those slightly embarrassing “seen-it-but-never-said-it” moments with a high-profile foreign brand?Especially with a French brand. Brands hailing from francophone speaking countries are tricky for an untrained ear, considering French is a language you can’t really pronounce phonetically. But […]

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The Germans think of everything!!

No chance of a tropical storm here. Incredible pictures show luxury resort complete with sandy beaches, palm trees and clear blue water inside enormous German hangar surrounded by snow. With sandy beaches, clear blue water and palm trees, this looks like a spectacular and luxurious sun-kissed resort. Holidaymakers can be seen relaxing in swimming shorts […]

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The Chatou Brocante fair – YouTube

OMG!! I am Literally Drooling!! This is one of my favorite websites.  We are soooo close and yet so far away right now and missing the March show, argh!  Who wants to meet me in September??? Oh my this is beyond YUMMY, enjoy 🙂    

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Market lessons in Paris

Wow, What a great article, I learned a lot and thought you might enjoy it too!  This is what we hope to do in the future, taking people on Tours.  Would you want to come be our guests and have us be your tour guides?  Three-day trip to Paris includes shopping, cooking, dining class Source: Market lessons […]

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How To Be More French Looking Now That I Almost Have My French Residency Card!

Found some good advice online from a great blog site: The French Girl Beauty Rules: Makeup Artist Violette Shares Her 8 Essential Secrets Photographed by Taylor Jewell As the fashion flock settles down in Paris for the last leg of the spring 2015 collections, that age-old question resurfaces once more: What is it about French women? The country’s […]

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Where the Statues of Paris were sent to Die

Saw this cool post on one of our favorite, fellow Bloggers.  Thought you would enjoy it and be sure to click on the photo.  Cool read! Enjoy with your morning coffeeThe stony gaze of the statue upon his executor says it all. Most of the bronze “men” that once watched over Parisian streets and public squares of the French […]

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Top 5 Things About Scotland

There are so many amazing sites and things about Scotland.  We tried to narrow it down to 5 that summed up the feeling.  Everyone should visit at least once in their life.  The Land and it’s beauty.  It felt like we really experienced most of all Scotland has to offer in topography.  Arriving by ferry on […]

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Top 5 Things In Ireland

1. Irish Coast Bar None, Gorgeous! The Glens: GlenArm, Glenariff, Carnlough, BallyGally (my favorite town name!)  The Valley of the Antrim area and Glenariff Forest Park rolls down to the ocean to these cute cute harbor towns. GORGEOUS stunning hillsides dotted with sheep are exactly the ideas of Ireland you think you know and expect to […]

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Scotland

Arriving by sea to an incredibly beautiful sun drenched rural landscape was not how I had envisioned landing in Scotland.  I had pictured beauty, yes, but not the type that evoked such feelings of welcome and warmth.  We drove off the ferry into a picture book come to life filled with castles, lakes and incredible […]

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How To Get A Dog, Yourself and a Lot Of Luggage, From the UK To Ireland: Car Ferry

The question was:  How to get from the Southern most tip of England to Ireland with a dog?  The answer was a car ferry, and we wanted the shortest crossing in case Bella wasn’t happy with this decision of transport!  The answer to that is high speed ferry and there is only one and that […]

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Henley-On-Thames

Our August/Sept house sit is a gorgeous house in the small village of Henley-On-Thames that is 45 min North of London.  A boating community on the River Thames, close to Windsor Castle. And the house sit comes with the great Westie, Bella’s new boyfriend to be.  How fun is that, gorgeous house, super cute dog […]

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Top 5 Things to Do on Isle of Wight, UK

1.  Sailing.  If you don’t know someone you can pay to sail, or do what we did and introduce yourself at any of the local yacht clubs.  If you have skills they will put you to work!  See our posts on how Darren got to sail in the biggest race of the year on the […]

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Top 5 Things to Do in Wales

1.  Castles Castles Castles and more Castles.  Wales has more castles than any other country I think!  From fully refurbished and decorated to just the outline of what once was, they seem to be down every long road and well worth the hunt for them, we made it into a game to see how many […]

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Round the Island Race – Press images 2015

via J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race – Press images 2015. Wow, that was truly amazing!  I hope to get lots of pix from the professional photographer they had on board as I was busy grinding out the tacks and helping to set and retrieve sails etc, big grin!  Truly a once in a […]

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