Life of adventure, Netherlands -Amsterdam, Travel

Cruising the Friesland Canals Pt 2

Each and every city we have visited has had its unique wow factor, the next city to be shared would turn out to be no exception. Franeker This is one of the places I thought was rather picturesque and had a unique attraction in the form of the oldest working planetarium, which was developed in… Continue reading Cruising the Friesland Canals Pt 2

Life of adventure, Netherlands -Amsterdam, Travel

Cruising the Friesland Canals – Pt 1

It was 7.00ish on a Tuesday morning in mid-September. The sun was partially hiding behind clouds, casting small irresistible colours across the sky and water. A few ducks were making their presence known. Away in the distance, the wind was doing the same. Then an hour or so later under grey skies came a roar… Continue reading Cruising the Friesland Canals – Pt 1

France, Housesitting in France, Life of adventure

The Markets of France

Our time cruising along the Friesland canals and the road trip across part of France came to an end with the beginning of October. We are now reintroducing ourselves to our current housesit and a neighbourhood walk or two with the delightful Dexter. The previous time we were here, as in Espalais, France was in… Continue reading The Markets of France

Life of adventure, Netherlands -Amsterdam, Travel

On a Canal in a BOAT

Do you remember I wrote about a time we enjoyed watching the canal boats and having a stroll down by a canal in Northern England one sunny day in 2017? No? Well, we did. It was a delightful stroll. Our next adventure will see us chugging down another canal in a different country.  In a… Continue reading On a Canal in a BOAT

England, Garden Walks, Housesitting in the UK, Life of adventure, Travel

The Abbey Gardens – Malmesbury

On the border of the Cotswold region lies Malmesbury. The mellow hilltop town of Malmesbury is peppered with ancient buildings constructed out of honey-coloured Cotswold stone. It's the oldest borough in England, having been awarded that status in AD 880, and boasts one of the county's finest market crosses – a 15th-century crownlike structure built… Continue reading The Abbey Gardens – Malmesbury

England, Garden Walks, Housesitting in the UK, Life of adventure, Travel

The Rococo Gardens in Painswick

Summer is well and truly upon us, and with summer comes colour. We have indeed been blessed with glorious weather to enjoy what England does best. For me, this means the prolific gardens. My favourites are those that do not require an entry fee as many stunning views can be seen and enjoyed on my… Continue reading The Rococo Gardens in Painswick

England, Housesitting in the UK, Life of adventure, Travel

The Oddest Town in England – Glastonbury

On our arrival in Glastonbury,  the first glimpse we had was not the mysticism and eccentricity it was all the hanging baskets bursting with blooming flowers.  They were a surprise and more than we had seen in other English towns. What a colourful and cheerful display. There were more surprises to come as we wandered… Continue reading The Oddest Town in England – Glastonbury