Luxe Camping

This is one of the Dutch family traditions I don’t want to miss out on, our May weekend camping in Vianden, a location loved and reminisced over by many generations of the Dutch side of the family. And as this is our second year (with learning experience gained in the first!) we headed out fully … Continue reading

Day 255 – the future forecast……

5 days without Hubbie and evening no. 4 at the pool. I am almost on first name terms with the guy running the bar, have eaten most things off the menu, and drunk a lot of Leffe blonde. Today was the first day however that I had company for the whole time, and had to … Continue reading

Day 135 – the Digital Detox weekend, part 2…..

Ok, I gave in and looked at my iphone on Sunday for my equivalent of the daily post, but only to check on the sms (and surely that doesn’t count as everyone lives with those on a daily basis!). Life had been going on (just as I’d imagined), in Surburbia…… Jules was having a successful … Continue reading

Day 134 – the Digital Detox weekend, part 1……

It started with a slight hiccup.  We headed off for a quick Moroccan meal at KifKif (as you never know what might be available in the back of beyond!) before leaving Brussels, and therefore underestimated the drive (and it’s timing) to Luxembourg.  Actually we had no idea that the route was (via our beloved TomTom) … Continue reading

Day 133 – the forecast is very wet……

Not looking great on the weather front.  It has warmed up, however I am still packing fleeces, as the forecast says RAIN, and a lot of it. As I prepare to wave goodbye to civilisation, and all things electronic, comfortable and cosy, I am dwelling on how the hell I am going to have a … Continue reading

Day 132 – Truly and Utterly, Disconnected…..

It is just dawning on the family that this weekend, we will be truly and utterly disconnected. Driving to work, via school this morning, I raised the topic of packing with the kids.  You do realise that you need to really think about what you want to bring?  It will be cold (weather forecast 8 … Continue reading