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Our top 5 must-see villages in Provence

Our top 5 must-see villages in Provence

I was outside just now, watering our little herb box and ran my hands through the rosemary, the oregano, the thyme. I took a deep breath. And there it was; the smell of Provence. If you plan to visit France, Provence is sure to feature […]

Who else wants gougères inspired by Burgundy?

Who else wants gougères inspired by Burgundy?

I mentioned in a previous post that we were lucky enough to visit France again last year. For those who know me, and those who’ve been reading my blog for a while, my love of France is evident.  It is therefore no surprise that each […]

My Top 10 Things To Do In Paris

My Top 10 Things To Do In Paris

I simply love Paris. Hubby and I have had the privilege of visiting it a few times and with each visit I just feel more at home there.  We’ve never stayed in the same area twice, so every time we have found new parts of the city […]

Taste of the Amalfi Coast – homemade Limoncello liqueur

Taste of the Amalfi Coast – homemade Limoncello liqueur

  In a post from about a year go, titled “Memento“, I wrote a little story about one of my most treasured ornaments brought back from holiday.  It’s these two little ceramic glasses from Italy’s Amalfi Coast.  However, as much as the glasses are a memento in […]

Have you heard about Frexit?

Have you heard about Frexit?

Every now and again I get struck by a bout of melancholy.  Not a down-in-the-dumps doom and gloom kind of downheartedness, but more a feeling that everything is not quite in its place… as if I have lost something… or have not seen a loved […]

My top 10 favourite landmarks… to date!

My top 10 favourite landmarks… to date!

  The world is full of beautiful landmarks and these places always top the must-see list for any tourist.  What would a holiday be if you did not have a snap at an iconic location to show that you were there?! So far in our travels […]

Teleporting on my birthday

Teleporting on my birthday

The past few posts saw me being in a bit of a pensive mood so it is probably no surprise that during this past week… I celebrated my birthday! And with so many people wishing me that “all my dreams may come true”…what better way […]

Some R&R at Langdam

Some R&R at Langdam

Hubby and I made full use of the two public holidays in the past week and it allowed us time for some much needed rest and relaxation. About 180 km from Cape Town, lays Montagu and the beautiful Koo Valley beyond.  Here, nestled at the […]

La dolce vita

La dolce vita

Rome was an amazing city to explore; the only thing was that a map of the city was just about useless for me.  I remember standing at the corner of a street, turning the map in any which way you can think of, but I […]

Kingklip, inspired by the blue jewel… the Mediterranean

Kingklip, inspired by the blue jewel… the Mediterranean

I will never forget the first time I ever laid my eyes on the Mediterranean.  We arrived in Rome after a 21 hour flight from Cape Town.  Exhausted we had to rush to catch a train from Rome to Naples.  Two hours later (and no […]