Château de Vincennes

Set all the way out on the eastern side of Paris, the Château de Vincennes was used as a royal residence since the 12th century. Given its historical significance in France, I couldn't say no to going - so my dear friend, Connie (who has featured on other posts, and also has her own blog)…

Journée des Plantes @ Chantilly

I've had a pretty busy weekend this week, but Saturday was definitely the highlight! From 19th - 21st May, the Domaine de Chantilly hosted its annual plant fair, which consistently brings hundreds of exhibitors to this amazing venue. The château de Chantilly is a striking backdrop for the exhibits, and included with the event ticket was free entry into…

Dalemain Mansion

Nestled in a corner of the Lake District, about 10 miles from the town of Penrith, you'll find Dalemain Mansion, most famous for its annual Marmalade Awards. For one weekend in the middle of March, the world's marmalade aficionados descend on the house to taste and enjoy a huge selection of marmalades submitted by competitors…

Walking the Coulée Verte

In 1969, the train line from Bastille to Vincennes was closed down, but the path taken by the line still exists, and is now the Coulée Verte. It's a 4.7km trail which runs from the old station in Bastille (now the Opéra) to the Bois de Vincennes further east. The route is lined with a…

Fête de l’Europe // 13.05.17

Today, Connie and I, to celebrate Europe day, took a trip to the Hôtel de Ville in Paris. Europe Day was actually on the 9th May, but the weekends are always better times for these sort of things. The city had organised a fête outside the Hôtel with loads of activities, talks, and, most importantly,…

Spring in full force

Even though Spring officially began a little while ago, it's really started to feel like it in Maisons-Laffitte. Walking around the park is beautiful. The trees are getting their leaves back and the sun in the sky- life never felt so good. Having not been in the park for a fair few weeks over my…

Return to the Lakes

During my Easter holidays, I managed to get back to my home town and out into the Lake District, one of the most beautiful national parks in the country (I'm not biased...) to take a few photos. A lot of them were not taken with my camera, but with my iPhone SE. The camera on…