Road to recovery!

It’s a hang-dog expression… first night with the cone on, and someone didn’t get a lot if sleep. Think today’s going to be a quiet day for her… zzzzz

Dry Suit Diving

  Quick post time. Yesterday, Sunday, was a brilliant day for me. Mostly. After starting my SCUBA training over 12 months ago, I finally finished the dry suit part of my Open Water certification. Whilst 90% of my diving has been dry suit, I’ve never managed to get around to ‘signing off’ on the last official…

London calling… again

Back in London this weekend. We’re between destinations at the moment, and enjoying a mini-break before we head off again. So whilst one of us went to see Hamilton (which by all accounts was amazing and well worth going to see if theatre’s your thing), I went to the British Museum to check out the…

Patisseries and packing

The worst part about leaving Paris, is not being able to bring all the food with us that we just didn’t have time to eat, like a truckload of patisseries! We both LOVE these fancy cakes, choux pastry, macaroons, and cakes that are almost too pretty to eat. Almost. We decided to start our morning…

Monet

I have often been in awe of gardeners, for their patience, the foresight and forethought towards laying out a garden, and for how their imaginations can dream up what a garden will look like when the seeds they plant become fully grown. One of my favourite gardens is that at Monet’s house, or Fondation Claude…

Better times

This morning was a little less exciting, though a touch frantic. In a homage to Harry Potter, we took an Uber from our hotel to the house where Maison de Nicholas Flamel once lived and worked. Having posed for the obligatory photos we then set off on foot to wander the streets, particularly Boulevard de…

Bonjour!

This blog post has been a little delayed, as you may have guessed. We’re staying at the Holiday Inn Elysees in, and the wifi is a little… iffy. We flew in last night, the 22nd, and today’s been a bit full-on since we woke up. I’m going to broach a subject that’s not mentioned a…

I’m Aware, are you?

Like most children I was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up. Now while most of my friends answered ‘a farmer’ – we did live in the country after all – or the usual ‘fireman’, ‘police officer’, even the occasional ‘nurse’ or ‘doctor’, my answer was unusual. A marine biologist. Some of…

Under we go…

This post will change, it’s just the start…      

Tardiness and apologies​

It’s been a while… and by a while, I mean a couple of years. Okay, maybe 3 years almost. I apologise for the tardiness, life’s been a little… busy. Rest assured I am trying to catch up on my blogging, there’s certainly been more than enough travelling to fill the empty pages that have been…