Normandy Omaha Beach

As the gorgeous Miroir D’eau faded into the distance in our rearview mirror, Normandy was soon ahead of us.     I’ve totally skipped the part where we stopped in Nantes overnight in the above sentence, but to be honest except for eating way too much steak, finding a cool hippo cocktail stirrer and buying […]

Place De La Bourse and The Miroir D’eau

The Miroir D’eau, otherwise known as the world’s largest reflecting pool, is a pool which goes by many names; Water Mirror, Miroir D’eau and even Miroir Des Quais. But whilst it can be confusing knowing what to call the impressive pool, one thing’s for sure; with it’s location straight in front of Place De La […]

Riding To France For A Night In

Sometimes in life, you just need a night in. Although I’m sure in most cases, you don’t get the cravings for a night in when your halfway through a motorbike trip across France…     But, after the trauma of the night before, (which you can read about here if you missed it!) combined with […]

Beating And Treating Holiday Sickness

Of all the foods I’ve eaten; offal, blood and chicken feet, it was an empanada that coerced my body into betraying me and giving me that, never wanted, holiday sickness. I was in Toulouse sat in a charmingly quaint hole-in-the-wall style restaurant, and with the vivid colours and memorabilia which was strewn across the room […]

Motorcycle Trip: Aigues-Mortes

  Do you ever start your day on the back of a motorbike, screaming “AMAGAD MINGOS” over your helmet intercom because you’ve just seen flamingos, IN THE WILD. And you’re so excited and thinking to yourself “I’ve just seen motherfucking mingos” all smug and whatnot because there’s NO WAY this day can get any better, but then it does because BAM. […]

Motorcycle Trip: Lyon To Montpellier

After waking up in what can only be described as a jumble of pillowy soft clouds, I managed to tear myself away and get ready for the next leg of our trip: Lyon to Montpellier. I actually managed to get ready in no time at all, which is surprising considering that I hate both early […]

Motorcycle Trip: Un, Deux, Trois

  After wandering along the top of Fourviere we clambered into the cable car and rode down the hill and into the streets of Lyon.     Gorgeous architecture towered over us as we wandered the streets in search of food     Bars, gelato shops, restaurants and the token “Irish” bar (that every location […]

Motorcycle Trip: Reims To Lyon

  Day Two of our motorcycle road trip started with a stretch and my eyes slowly fluttering open. Not because this is a romantic novel, but because if S saw that I was awake he’d make me get up. A quick glance at the clock confirmed my suspicions, that it was “too-early-o’clock” and so I […]

Motorcycle Trip: Kent To Reims

Day one of riding around France was a long one. The day started with us waking up exceptionally early, packing up the panniers and me swinging my leg over before we rode off into the sunrise… Kind of. And by kind of, I mean that that story may have included a slight lie because the […]

10 Things I Learnt Riding To France For The First Time

Last week S and I set off for a quick European getaway by hopping on the bike and riding to France for the first time.     I say “we” took but what actually happened is S rode the bike and I sat on the back singing Spice Girls over the intercom with the occasional pip of childish glee […]

Packing For The Slopes

Packing for a trip to the slopes can be a daunting thing, especially if you’ve never been before. I mean sure you know to pack warm layers because there’s snow so of course it must be cold, but outside of that what do you take? What layers do you need? What equipments is a must? And […]

Les Arcs Day Trip

Snow covered mountains are the most incredible place to wake up. You wake up in the most gloriously warm room, pad over to the windows and throw open the curtains. The snow blinds you for a few seconds, but when your eyes adjust you see white. Clean, pure, white. You open the window and the […]

Bellecôte Glacier Ice Cave

Time off work is a blessing and a curse. The blessing speaks for itself but the curse is that when you operate on full speed for the majority of your life, when you have time off work exhaustion and illness tend to catch up with you. I’d been feeling a little iffy when we flew […]

A White Christmas

My eyes blinked open as I realised that I was too hot. The room was pitch black and S was draped over me like a blanket. I kicked my leg out of the actual blanket in search of cool air and as I stirred S planted a gentle kiss on the side of my head “Merry Christmas darling” […]

Change of La Plagne

I’m a sucker for adventure. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a change of country or a spontaneous road trip – if the opportunity is there, then it’s pretty much a sure bet that I’ll want to experience it. So when the opportunity arose to take a last minute trip to La Plagne over Christmas, my original […]