• BIF goes Dutch 2

    Blog In Frace Goes Dutch: Part 2 Caiti is living in The Hague, in a very pleasant residential area of three-storey flats. Accommodation was hard to come by when she was looking so she was lucky to end up with such a nice place. She’s on a quiet street, only...


  • BIF goes Dutch

    Blog in France Goes Dutch: Part 1 I’ve recently returned from a trip to Holland to spend a few days with daughter Caitlin. Caiti is living in The Hague and attending Leiden University. She took me to Leiden on my first day with her. It’s a short but interesting train...


  • Bus travel

    How to Travel on an Overnight Bus I’m just back from a visit to The Hague in Holland, to visit daughter Caiti. It was a four-day visit with a night’s travelling on Flixbus at either end between her city and Paris. There was also an hour in the car to...


  • Perplexing rules

    The Perplexing Rules of French Restaurants Last week Chris and I escaped to Cantal for a few days. We left the farm in the capable hands of Benj, Jackie and Rors and set off into the snow. Late October saw a blast of cold air sweep in from somewhere bringing...


  • Monumental ride

    A monumental ride to Château d’Ars We’ve long intended to visit Château d’Ars – how could we resist a place with that name! And finally, yesterday, we got round to it – by bike. It was a round trip of 68km and over 700m of climbing, which isn’t bad going...