It has to be said that I  love my life – I am a 60 plus mother of two lovely daughters, and grandmother of two darling boys and two beautiful girls. I am a retired librarian living in my birthplace, Auckland, New Zealand with my husband and Mitzi, our very fussy Birman cat.  I am a self-confessed Francophile and go to France whenever the opportunity arises.

I love to train at the gym, take Pilates classes and long walks on the beach, spend time with my gorgeous family and friends, create crafty things (in fabric and wool), cook, read, enjoy good films and television, and travel. After neurosurgery five years ago to successfully clip an unruptured  aneurysm, my plan is enjoy life to the full!


I initially created this the blog to record our first European trip but I enjoyed blogging so much I continued to post on subsequent trips – and who knows, maybe my scribblings will be of use to some readers….

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