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Rosie Andre

Provence Lavender and Sunflower Fields – France

July 26, 2017

The best time to see the famous Provence lavender fields is from late June to mid August. Although this does depend on where you go, the weather that year & when they harvest the lavender. There are also several lavender festivals throughout Provence in the summer months. They sell lavender ice creams, lavender honey and…

Rosie Andre

Gorges du Verdon – France

July 20, 2017

So this was one of my trips that didn’t go to plan, at all! Oops! We set off from our place at 10am, heading straight to the Gorges du Verdon but happened to stop at the Cascade de Sillans on the way. We loved it so much that we stayed for around 4 hours!! If…

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Cascade de Sillans – France

July 18, 2017

Cascade de Sillans is a stunning waterfall that is situated close to the Gorges de Verdon in the South of France. It’s around 1 hour 15 mins from either Marseille or Aix en Provence by car to the cascade. The waterfall is found in the town of “Sillan-la-Cascade”, which was named after the waterfall. The…

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Toulon Beach – France

July 2, 2017

Toulon beach is my favourite beach on the South coast of France. There is free parking (which is almost impossible to find at other beaches). Plus the car park is pretty huge and I always find a space. Parking may be a weird thing to first mention but when you visit the beach as much…

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Port de Toulon – France

July 1, 2017

The Port de Toulon is the main harbour in Toulon. It is also the principal naval base of France, and has been used as a military harbour since the 15th century. The naval base is sectioned off and isn’t open to the public. In fact there are guards at the gates to make sure no…

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Eglise Saint Louis de Toulon – France

June 30, 2017

There are several churches in Toulon but I visited two of them when I was there. I went to Cathedrale Notre-Dame-De-La-Seds de Toulon and Eglise Saint Louis. Both of these are situated in the centre of the old part of Toulon and both are very different in size and decorations. The second one that I visited was the…

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Toulon Cathedral – France

June 29, 2017

There are several churches in Toulon but I visited two of them when I was there. I went to Cathedrale Notre-Dame-De-La-Seds de Toulon and Eglise Saint-Louis. Both of these are situated in the centre of the old part of Toulon and both are very different in size and decorations. The Toulon Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre-Dame-De-La-Seds de Toulon) was almost…

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Toulon Town and Historic Buildings – France

June 28, 2017

Toulon is located on the south coast of France between St Tropez and Marseille. It is the capital of the Var department and is a major French naval base. Toulon town is a beautiful place with old buildings painted in lovely pastel shades. The buildings are adorned with gorgeous rustic shutters and beautiful balconies. Toulon…

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Toulon Markets – France

June 27, 2017

I went to the Toulon Markets one Friday morning in Summer to see what produce & products they had for sale. The Toulon Markets are very similar to lots of other Provençal markets in that they sell fresh fruits, cheeses, flowers, clothes and other bits and bobs. I would recommend buying some fresh fruit for…

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The Apple Store Cafe – Scorton, England

June 17, 2017

The Apple Store Cafe is a cute little place tucked away in the Lancashire countryside. It’s located near Scorton which is close to Preston in the North West of England. It’s a converted hot house which in the olden days would have been used to grow exotic fruits and vegetables. The Cafe is close to…

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Photographs of the French Countryside

June 15, 2017

The French countryside is so different to English countryside. There are vineyards flowing over the hills as far as the eye can see. There are huge mountains, beautiful trees and wild flowers. It’s not what I’m used to but I love it all the same. The countryside in France is greener than I expected before…

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Narbonne Beach – France

June 11, 2017

If you’re looking for a beautiful large sandy beach in the South of France, look no further. The Narbonne Beach is a lovely long sand beach located around 15 mins drive from Narbonne. The best time to go is in the Summer months to guarantee warm sunshine and plenty of time for sunbathing. Otherwise a…

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Rainy afternoon in Narbonne – France

June 10, 2017

Narbonne is a lovely Roman town in the South of France dating back to 118 BC. It’s located between Montpellier and the France/Spain border around 15km from the Mediterranean Sea. It is the largest town in the Aude region with the second being Carcassonne. I came here on a miserable rainy day in June and really…

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How to spent 2 hours in Gruissan – France

June 8, 2017

Gruissan is a small town close to Narbonne on the South coast of France. It’s a historical town with beautiful old ruins on top of a hill in the center of the town. The Barberousse Tower over looks hundreds of orange roof tops, the small windy streets, the still waters and the surrounding harbours. It’s…

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Cassis Town and Church – France

June 6, 2017

I’ve talked a little about the Port de Cassis and the beach at Cassis, so now I want to talk about the town. It’s a small village with around 10,000 inhabitants. I think my favourite part of any French village is the beautiful brightly (or pastel) painted buildings. They are so fantastic and unique. Every…

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Cassis Beach and Chateau – France

June 5, 2017

Cassis beach is rather small and pebbly so isn’t my favourite. However, it does have fantastic views of the Cap Canaille which is a huge red rock face to the left hand side as you look out to the Mediterranean sea. It’s a fantastic landscape and a bit surreal whilst swimming in the water to…

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Port de Cassis – France

June 4, 2017

The Port de Cassis is where you can get a boat ride out into the Mediterranean Sea. There are several options depending on how far you want to go. The cheapest ticket is €16 per adult for a 45 minute boat ride and seeing 3 calanques. The most expensive costs €28 per adult for a…

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My Miscarriage Story

May 29, 2017

I just want to talk about my miscarriage that happened in August 2016. I think I’m mostly writing this for myself, to help me heal and get over what happened, but also to help anyone else who might go through this. Anything I write is just my experience, it’s not medically proven or 100% sure…

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Bormes les Mimosas – France

May 28, 2017

I have visited a lot of French hilltop towns, but Bormes les Mimosas was one of my favourites (and that is saying something!!). I loved getting lost in the small streets and admiring the beautiful doors & windows. Bormes les Mimosas is such a flowery place with colours bursting out from every corner. Also, the…

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Le Lavandou beach – France

May 27, 2017

Picture this : fine white sand, palm trees blowing in the breeze and beautiful clear waters. No it’s not the Caribbean. Although you wouldn’t be blamed for thinking so. No, this little slice of paradise is in Europe. Le Lavandou is situated between Toulon and St Tropez on the south coast of France. Le Lavandou…

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Cannes to Le Lavandou – France

May 26, 2017

After our day in Mougins and night in Le Mas Candille, we drove along the coast from Cannes to Le Lavandou. Cannes is world famous for it’s Film Festival, beautiful beaches and celebrity visitors. But did you know that a short drive from Cannes can insure you amazing views of hill top towns, sea views…

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Le Mas Candille to Mougins – France

May 24, 2017

We received a posh hotel voucher 2 years ago as a wedding present. It could be used in a selection of hotels around the world. We almost booked several stays using this voucher but for one reason or another, it never happened. And I am so thankful as it meant we used it at Le…

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A morning in Mougins – France

May 23, 2017

My husband and I went away for a couple of days last week. We drove to Mougins which is a town around 15 mins drive from Cannes. The day we were there was the first day of the Cannes Film Festival. We heard several people talking about it and saying the Celebrities were at Cannes…

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One day guide to Bath

May 12, 2017

If you only have one day in Bath, make sure you read this guide to make the most out of your visit and see all that Bath has to offer. From the Roman Baths to afternoon tea. This guide will tell you everything you need to know before your visit. There are several recommendations on…

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Afternoon Tea in Bath – England

May 10, 2017

I have never done afternoon tea and so for my 29th birthday, I went to a super posh hotel in Bath to experience it with my husband and best friend. We went to the Royal Crescent Hotel which is a 5* hotel in Bath, and it was so beautiful. We had visited the Roman Baths…

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Bath Abbey in Bath – England

May 9, 2017

  Here are some of my photographs from my visit to the Bath Abbey. Located right next to the Roman Baths in the centre of the city, it is easy to find. It’s a beautifully large building standing at 150 m tall. Both the exteriors and interiors are wonderfully crafted. My favourite was the interiors with…

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Roman Baths in Bath – England

May 8, 2017

It was my 29th birthday while I was in England, so my friend Karen took us to Bath for the day to visit the Roman Baths. I have been once when I was around 12-14 years old but I don’t remember a thing. It’s such a lovely city to walk around and explore but I…

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Durdle Door in Dorset – England

April 27, 2017

  Durdle Door is a natural limestone arch on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset, England. A 5 min car journey from Lulworth Cove, it’s super easy to see both in one day. Durdle Door is a little more challenging to see as there is quite a steep walk down to see it then back up again.…

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Lulworth Cove in Dorset – England

April 25, 2017

Whilst in England, we decided to spend a day at the seaside to see what the south of England has to offer. We drove for around 2 hours until we reached Lulworth Cove. We took the scenic route to get there which passed through lots of beautiful bright yellow rape seed fields and small towns…