Author Archives: Sue

Chateau of Chenonceau, the Chateau of the Ladies

No visit to the Loire Valley is complete without a visit to the 16th century Chateau de Chenonceau, the Chateau of the Ladies. Diane de Poitiers, the favourite mistress of King Henri II, was gifted the chateau by the king. … Continue reading

Chartres – again

So here we are in Chartres again … loved it last year, looking forward to two nights here this time. We have a lovely B&B, Maunoury Citybreak, two minutes walk from the pedestrian zone. We have a small apartment with … Continue reading

Our visit to Auvers-sur-Oise

An early morning arrival at Charles de Gaulle Airport went without a hitch, though we four went through a routine questioning before exiting Customs. Not a problem. Called TT Cars & were promptly picked up & taken to the Depot. … Continue reading

Long Haul Flying – it ain’t what it used to be!

I remember (now, THAT”S an old person’s saying!) when flying was quite a luxurious experience – smaller planes, more individual attention, Business Class was pretty good, First Class was superb. And I know because we used to be able to … Continue reading

Europe 2017 Here We Come!

So time to leave the cold and head for the heat. And what heat! We hear it’s up to 40 degrees celsius, so bring it on! I’m trying to “pack light” this year (not that I ever really “pack large”) … Continue reading

Travelling in Germany – some observations

So it’s not touring France, but yes, we’re in Germany now. The countryside is beautiful, fields looking colourful with crops being harvested, large patches of forest, tractors with trailers of grain driving through the main streets of the villages & … Continue reading

Bordeaux – Cite du Vin (City of Wine)

Bordeaux – what a beautiful city! ┬áSadly only a weekend there – but we will be back! We discovered a wonderful Bed & Breakfast only a short tram ride from the old centre, the Villa St Genes, only 2 very … Continue reading

Water, water everywhere!

Unlike most other times we have arrived in Europe, this time we were met with cold temperatures (down to 11 degrees centigrade), grey skies and rain. ┬áLOTS of rain! Cold and wet on our one day in Amsterdam, sometimes showery … Continue reading

Cruising the Baltic – life on board

It was with some excitement & a little trepidation that we arrived at the quay to board the Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Star. The cruise was going to all the places we wanted to visit … but we weren’t too … Continue reading

Copenhagen – wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen

Yes, it really was! We cleared customs at the airport with ease, bought the train tickets to the Central Railway Station (with the help of one of a band of volunteers who were there to assist travellers) & 3 stations … Continue reading