Pet sitting adventures in France

We were welcomed to our first European sit by homeowners Bev and Andy, and their delightful boys Deefer and Rocky. Deefer is an old brindle Boxer, very gentle and very calm, probably due to his deafness. He moves with grace like a small horse compared to the waddle of Rocky the Beagle, who apparently is… Read More

Provence – history, rural roads and cycle trails

Once arrived in Avignon off the TGV, we had no idea how to reach the main town where we were staying. It was going to be a 50-minute walk, so in our exuberance, we decided to take our first ever Uber ride. Turns out Avignon doesn’t do Uber – so an Uber-x driver picked us… Read More

Springtime in Paris (again)

It’s been five years almost to the day since we were last in Paris in early April, expecting spring weather. Although this time around we didn’t experience the bitter cold of those days, it was still cool but the sun did shine and we didn’t need all of our winter woollies when out and about.… Read More

Long late night flights and longer layovers

Next time… I’m already rethinking my strategy for flying long-haul flights… Don’t take midnight or later flights out – it means you are tired and have spent a long time waiting for departure and by the time you board, you’re hyped, but so tired all you really need is sleep, not food. Don’t plan long… Read More