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Taken with Tours, travels through the Loire Valley, France

Taken with Tours, travels through the Loire Valley, France

For our Autumn vacation this year, ( around the same time as the UK October half term) we took a few days out to travel to Tours, the gateway to the Loire Valley, just a three-hour drive from Paris, and boy it was magnificent! Travelling 

Where to find good curry in Tooting (and Paris)

Where to find good curry in Tooting (and Paris)

It’s National Curry Week, so what better time than share with you, and only you, my favourite Indian and Sri-Lankan restaurants in Tooting, south London. If you want to find good curry in London, Tooting is the place to head to. But now I live 

Review: Street art walking tour with Paris Polaroid Tours

Review: Street art walking tour with Paris Polaroid Tours

With King of the Mountains off on a football jolly in Stockholm, I needed something to keep the kids entertained on a Sunday afternoon. In stepped Paris Polaroid Tours with the offer to take us on a Paris walking tour to see the street art 

Rediscovering Elizabeth David, the Queen of French cooking

Rediscovering Elizabeth David, the Queen of French cooking

We were taking a wander through Montpellier when we stumbled on a book market. A single stall sold English titles, and poking out of a box was a well thumbed 1986 edition of An Omelette and a Glass of Wine by Elizabeth David the queen of French 

Montpellier or bust, summer holiday with adopted kids, in the South of France,

Montpellier or bust, summer holiday with adopted kids, in the South of France,

We’re just back from our summer holiday in Montpellier, South of France with our two adopted kids, and we survived. Just under two glorious weeks of sunshine, beaches, and a few tantrums and meltdowns, otherwise it would not have been a holiday with adopted kids.