Last year we developed a ‘Bucket and Spade’ list for our summer activities. Since a bucket list is meant to be things to do before you ‘kick the bucket’, we thought bucket and spade list was a bit less morbid!! Anyway, here we are in France already, having been taken by surprise by the earlier school […]
It’s always disappointing when you arrive abroad and the weather is no better than that you left at home. However, I’m consoling myself with the fact that it was quite dull when we arrived in France last year, and it soon brightened up enough for pool time and outdoor barbecues!
OK, strictly speaking, we should be absolute experts on entertaining kids in cars on a road trip. When ours were babies, we lived in the North of Scotland and regularly made a 5-6 hour journey to visit my family. As they got older, we started driving to France on holiday from the North East of […]
Skiing in New England – A Review. An interesting alternative to Europe for families. About this time of year, just when the wind catches the trees, blows the blossom off the branches and fools me into thinking that it’s snowing, I start to reminisce about our time skiing in the mountains this year, and wonder […]
I’m looking back on our skiing trip to the USA and thinking about what we will do next time. It’s been a month or more since we returned home, and just as the jet lag was beginning to wear off, we lost another hour for British Summer Time! But hey ho, it served to remind […]
My word of the week is Heat. Since the family arrived in France last week, the weather has ben fairly hot. Not quite as hot as the previous week, when I was here doing some last minute work on the house and garden. I took this photo of the thermometer outside the house – albeit […]
This year our family went skiing with Ski Esprit to Obergurgl in Austria. I’m an experienced skier and have visited many resorts in my time. A few years ago, I would have always been the first on the mountain and the last one off, but these days, due to advancing age and injury ( and the […]