Dorset’s finest – exploring Britain

The Jurassic coast in Dorset

As a young couple with no kids, all l’Homme and I wanted to do (apart from visiting our respective families) was to explore far-flung destinations. Now, we 3 little ones in tow, our approach to holiday has changed a great deal. Among a few other things, we have certainly taken a huge amount of pleasure at discovering more of the UK. Not only is it a lot less expensive to travel to, we are the master of our time (no rush to make it anywhere at a specific time), we load the car with our belongings and off we go.

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8 reasons why you should visit Brittany

Hello all! We once again spent a big chunk of the school summer holidays in Brittany with my family. I have been going to Brittany for more than 30 years and the older I get the more I appreciate all the good things this area of France has to offer.

Brittany vibes

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A charming Normand stop over in Honfleur/ Pause de charme normande Ă  Honfleur

🇬🇧 This year we decided to travel back and forth from London (UK) to Brittany (West of France) where we spend our summer holiday by car with a crossing with Eurotunnel (as opposed to taking the ferry or a flight). Since the journey is pretty darn long to get to Brittany (it’s about 7h from Calais without stop!) we decided to stop overnight in Rouen on the way down but for the journey back home we opted to stop by in the charming port of Honfleur. When we lived in Northern France with my folks we used to drive through Honfleur, get a bite there and get back in the car fairly quickly afterwards. This time l’Homme and I decided to stop over and do a little explore. It was well worth a visit I’m telling you!

đŸ‡«đŸ‡· Cette annĂ©e nous avons dĂ©cidĂ© d’aller en Bretagne de Londres par la route en prenant l’Eurotunnel (au lieu d’un vol pas pratique pour ĂȘtre indĂ©pendant sur place ou d’un trajet en ferry jusqu’a St Malo – devenu trop couteux). C’est une sacrĂ©e tirĂ© il faut bien le dire du coup nous nous sommes arrĂȘtĂ©s dans un hotel a Rouen a l’aller et au retour nous avons dĂ©cidĂ© de passer un peu de temps pour dĂ©couvrir Honfleur en Normandie. Quand j’habitais sur Lille avec mes parents, nous passions toujours pas Honfleur (que dĂ©jĂ  je trouvais charmant) ou nous y faisions souvent une pause casse-croute mais une fois notre dej’ enfilĂ© nous remontions quasi tout de suite en voiture pour finir le trajet. Cette fois l’Homme et moi nous sommes dit qu’il Ă©tait grand temps d’explorer un peu cette jolie petite ville. L’arrĂȘt en valait vraiment le coup je peux vous le dire!

Le Vieux Bassin a Honfleur

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