Author Archives: Sue

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

En route with Emirates

So we have a huge amount of flying today! From Palmerston North to Auckland, Auckland to Melbourne, Melbourne to Dubai, Dubai to Copenhagen. About 25 hours in the air, and all the ground time. We must really want to travel! … Continue reading

Counting Down!

Five days to take off! Oh my goodness! How do I pack for 5 months? And with the same small case (though maybe 18 kgs instead of 17 kgs!) First stop Copenhagen, with a couple of days to visit that … Continue reading

Time is running out!

Well, here we are, 2016 has arrived and our tours are ready to go! The bookings for our first tour, starting on June 18th and travelling through Champagne, the Loire Valley, and into the Perigord, will close late March, still … Continue reading

2016 Tours

Right, everybody, decision time! The tours for next year are open for reservations – we already have some, which is exciting. Our first tour starts on June 18th. We travel from Meaux (near Paris) to Epernay in the Champagne District; … Continue reading

Travelling to Provence

Well I’ve really fallen by the wayside with the blogs! ¬†However, I discovered that when one is looking after guests 24/24, there really is very little time to do other things – like a blog. So now the tours are … Continue reading

A Day in Beaune – WET!

Yes, a wet day, but it didn’t dampen our spirits, and after a superb breakfast of breads, pastries, a delicious cherry clafouti, soft boiled eggs etc, we made our way to the Hotel-Dieu. Also known as the Hospices of Beaune, … Continue reading

En Route to Beaune

First stop, Mondemont-Givroux, to see the Marne Memorial. An amazing structure, and a panoramic view over the Marne Valley. The small graveyard at the church is very interesting, commemorating both the French AND the Germans who fought and died here. … Continue reading

First tour 2015

Saturday : By the time we had met up with the others in the team and packed the bags in the van, we arrived in Reims in time for lunch. Such a lovely place to eat – Epicerie Au Bon … Continue reading