Category Archives: Travel

Bastille Day 2014

Bastille Day 2014

I made a bit of an effort last night, for our Bastille Day celebrations. I cooked a nice meal and ensured that the French music was on high rotation, especially Les Mis. I have a very special affinity to that musical, as I met my husband when we were both performing in the 1995 QMTCContinue Reading

Hamptons Monthly

Hamptons Monthly

Now I know if you follow me on Instagram you would have already seen this beauty but I just had to record it for posterity, here on my beloved blog. My photo of the Ralph Lauren store in Southampton, that I took when I was in the Hamptons in 2012, made the cover of theContinue Reading

Cherished Memories Competition

Cherished Memories Competition

Sponsored By NRMA Insurance and Nuffnang Cherished Memories? We all have many, don’t we? And many that we would love to relive over and over. My cherished memories from my childhood all revolve around my birthdays! Birthdays were special. You got to eat cake … …. and when older, even go to out to aContinue Reading

A Sunday Jaunt To The Hamptons

A Sunday Jaunt To The Hamptons

It’s been a very eventful week. My boys have finished the school term, after putting in a huge effort. Eldest is now as sick as a dog. It’s always the way, isn’t it? The body holds on just enough to get through the stress of exams and then collapses. Poor thing. He always spends hisContinue Reading

Monday Nook

Monday Nook

A little Swiss window nook. Switzerland = nook central. The exterior window nooks were heartstopping … and it amazed me that people didn’t vandalise or steal any of the pretties that were openly on display on pretty much every window sill. It’s all in the details, as they say! Happy Monday! A-M xx  

Zermatt In Pictures

Zermatt In Pictures

We headed to Zermatt for Christmas. They say ‘a picture paints a thousand words’ … so I will let my pictures tell our story … A-M xx

The Lauterbrunnen Valley

The Lauterbrunnen Valley

As promised yesterday, a view that I love and will never forget. Unfortunately it never does look like the best view in the world when it is a photo! That cliff face was heartstopping. Big son and I sat on a bench, near the church, in the little pedestrian-only village of Wengen (in the JungfrauContinue Reading

Oh Zurich!

Oh Zurich!

Ok, so I am blogging. My Mother said she’d kill me if I didn’t. We’re in Zurich! Can you believe it? One week ago I was hanging out the washing, with not an inkling that we would be wandering the streets of this heavenly city, on the other side of the world, a week later.Continue Reading

Here’s Hoping ….

Here’s Hoping ….

… we cope a little better with the jet lag this time around! … the little darling. Thank you for all your beautiful comments and emails yesterday. You made my day. See you on the other side! A-M xx

Travel Time

Travel Time

Nothing like a bit of spontaneity. It was decided yesterday morning, at 7am, that we are going to take off again this Christmas. We had everything booked by 9am and our bags packed by bedtime last night. Sorry family, who were expecting us Christmas Day, here in Brissie. I guess we won’t be bringing theContinue Reading

My Boys

My Boys

The house is soooo quiet! Our little gymnast is on school camp … if you could call it that. Doing the final check, in the early hours of the morning yesterday, I asked where his sleeping bag and pillow were. He looked at me incredulously and said, “Mum, this is 5 star. They provide allContinue Reading

There’s A Name For It, You Know!

There’s A Name For It, You Know!

There’s a name for it! It’s a recognised syndrome … the rapid heartbeat, dizziness, hyperventilation, feeling ‘faint of heart’ and overly emotional when one sees objects of beauty, in particular art ….. ‘art’ being a very broad term. To me, art is a beautiful house. Art is the lights in Times Square. Art is aContinue Reading

Rêve Français

Rêve Français

French Dreams. I am beyond excited that my dear bloggy/instagram friend, ‘Bountifully’, has ‘just had the best omelette’ she has ever had, in my favourite joint on Ile St Louis in Paris. Isn’t it wonderful how we can share our travels, with each other, with such ease now, thanks to all this amazing technology. Oh theContinue Reading

Hunter Valley Gardens

Hunter Valley Gardens

A quick post from the Hunter Valley this morning before I head off to the airport. There is a haze down here that makes every vista look like an impressionist painting.  I could have been in the Gardens of Versailles! … or in the south of France?  … or Tuscany! A running track in CentralContinue Reading

19 Great Things To Do In New York

19 Great Things To Do In New York

To finish up my week long, trip down memory lane to New York and the Hamptons, here are 19 great things to experience in New York. I could write 19 more … and then another 19 … but the post was getting ginormous and taking up all of my only day off! Enjoy! 1. GetContinue Reading

A Day In East Hampton

A Day In East Hampton

Thought I’d keep it real and hop on the train to East Hampton. Got to ride with the staff who work in the ‘mansions’. Butler’s stories, maid’s stories. Secrets revealed on the train to East Hampton stay on the train to East Hampton. Immense wealth does make for interesting tales! Oh, how the other halfContinue Reading