Saturday, December 16, 2017
food challenge, eating with locals, the dordogne, sarlat, travel blog

Road Trip Diary Day 11: Food challenge and eating with the locals on my...

Another slow start to the day today. I was on a mission to go back and visit a village, my partner and I used to go to for baguettes and pastries. I couldn’t remember...
Travel Diary, Chasing chateaux, Loire Valley, France, travel blog

Road Trip Diary Day 4: Chasing chateaux in the Loire Valley

Day 4 of my road trip through France when I went chasing chateaux in the Loire Valley. I stained my trousers with raspberry coulis at Chateau de Cheverny and got caught in the rain at Chateau de Chenonceau.
road trip through france, dover dunkirk champagne, marc le penn, me my grief and i, chateau d'etoges

Road Trip Day 1: Panic attack at a Michelin star restaurant in a French...

Today is going to be a long and challenging day, involving a lot of driving and quite possibly - a lot of crying en route too. I am taking on a huge project, all...
Travel Diary, Day 10, Driving off the edge of a cliff, Rocamadour, travel blog

Road Trip Diary Day 10: Driving off the edge of a cliff, trying to...

It all started when I decided that I knew better than the SatNav and the warning signs. I was convinced that there was a car park right next to the entrance of Rocamadour. Not...
rainy day, bran tome, rain, luxury hotel, travel blog

Road Trip Diary Day 7: A rainy day in Brantôme

It’s a rainy day in Brantôme today and I shall use that as an excuse to stay in my hotel room writing and planning next week’s adventures whilst I binge on room service.
road trip, travel diary, revisiting old places, creating new memories, travel blog

Road Trip Diary Day 8: Revisiting old places and creating new memories

Today is the day I go back to the gîte we used to rent for our summer holidays. To say that I am apprehensive about it, would be the understatement of the century. I...
french château, vineyards, champagne, travel blog

Road Trip Day 2: Living in a French château with vineyards in Champagne

Today has all the makings of a slow and uneventful one. Time for me to recover from the long drive and yesterday’s panic attack. The plan is to spend the morning in my hotel...
Travel Diary, Day 5, Crying my eyes out, travel blog

Road Trip Diary Day 5: Crying my eyes out, wishing I was with my...

Today is going to be an uneventful day because I am leaving Amboise and driving to Brantôme for the next leg of my road trip through France. I have nearly 180 miles of mostly...
travel diary, instagram mission, the dordogne, travel blog

Travel Diary Day 6: My first “proper” Instagram mission to The Dordogne

Photobombing tourists, SatNav failure and trying to escape the rain on my first Instagram mission. But first - room service breakfast in bed with lots of coffee.
travelling as grief therapy, road trip, france, marc le penn, chateau etoges, french chateau

Travelling as grief therapy: A road trip through France – the itinerary

It took me just over three years to get here. I vowed to do that when my partner died - to go on a road trip through France. The original plan was to drive...

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Windmills, boats and stately homes in North Norfolk

An impuls decision to swap the Stamford Town Fair for a long weekend away, turned into my first "proper" holiday since the death of my partner. I went to North Norfolk and here is what I got up to:

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