Category Archives: 2015

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

The Loooong Journey to Europe

We left home mid-morning, travelled one hour to Palmerston North Airport, one hour’s flight to Auckland, 4 hours 10 minutes to Melbourne (1 hour 45 minutes in the Transit Terminal), 14 hours 5 minutes to Dubai (3 hours in the … Continue reading

Almost Departure Day!

Well, it’s that time again! departure day looms – tomorrow, in fact. Not looking forward to the loooong flight on Emirates, via Melbourne & Dubai, but on Wednesday 10th we will be in Paris. So it will all be worth … Continue reading