Free Jumping Your Horse

I love jumping and I would love it if my horses did too, so I make sure to allow them as much fun with free jumping as possible! If you missed my last horsey post – click here! Trot Poles Are Not Scary! Allow your horse to investigate and discover poles and jump wings inContinue reading “Free Jumping Your Horse”

Snapshots #31: La Fosse Arthour

August has flown by and I have plenty of snapshots to share! Check out my last snapshots here! To say I am obsessed with where I live is an understatement. There is so much variety in terms of landscape, wildlife, and things to do it’s sometimes hard to believe I get to live here. IContinue reading “Snapshots #31: La Fosse Arthour”

Living in Normandy #4: Brocanting

Last post I shared the realities of what it is like to live in a French farmhouse, but now for something different. Time to share more of what it is actually like to live in la belle Manche, what I get up to in my spare time, and the general lifestyle of the slow frenchContinue reading “Living in Normandy #4: Brocanting”

Snapshots#26: Plage Saint Martin de Bréhal

The towns of Saint Martin de Bréhal, Bréhal and Coudeville sur Mer, share a stretch of golden sands north of Granville on the west coast of la Manche. The area is renowned for it’s shellfish, especially mussels and oysters. This particular beach is home to a few of these ocean farms, whose traditional methods stretchContinue reading “Snapshots#26: Plage Saint Martin de Bréhal”

Snapshot #22: La Petite Cascade Mortain

Normandy is known for being pretty flat. Lower Normandy is known for this in particular. There are of course hills and miles of fields, but the general topography is pretty flat. Why am I telling you this? It happens that I live near two of the only waterfalls in Normandy! These two waterfalls are aptlyContinue reading “Snapshot #22: La Petite Cascade Mortain”

5 Days in Bourgogne

Now that restrictions have started to wane and normality is starting to return to Europe, I took the opportunity to take my new car out on the road and drive down to the friend’s place in Burgundy. I’ve been familiarising myself with the local towns and places around me here in Normandy and have becomeContinue reading “5 Days in Bourgogne”

Ducey, Ville Étape

This #Traveltuesday is brought to you by a soaked to the skin photographer who thought it was a fabulous idea to go to the beach during a storm and now wear fully waterproof clothing… However, it was a good idea as the photos I got were absolutely stunning and I will be sharing those inContinue reading “Ducey, Ville Étape”

The Amazing History of Domfront

In today’s post we are looking at one of my favourite spots year-round – Domfront.

Why Travel to La Baie de Mont Saint Michel?

I’m back with another #TravelTuesday post!!Things are still a bit hairy in the world, but we can still have fun. I am a daydreamer and love to plan out the impossible and maybe someday I’ll do it. I managed to live in Canada for 2 years and also get a Postgrad. Things may seem impossible,Continue reading “Why Travel to La Baie de Mont Saint Michel?”

My Travel Bucket List

Travel is going to be off the cards for a while, but I still can dream of the places I eventually will visit and share them with you! If you have been to any of these places, let me know what you thought! *** A few years ago, my brother bought me a scratch mapContinue reading “My Travel Bucket List”

Living in Normandy #1: a White girl gets settled

As requested by like one person… Here’s my first blog about moving from Canada as a white girl to Rural as heck Normandy. Hold onto your hats as it’s windy here and always raining. January. New year, new me. That’s how it goes right? So my new beginning is moving back to Europe from theContinue reading “Living in Normandy #1: a White girl gets settled”

Travel Bug #3: Normandy for Foodies

After being in Canada for two years, I went to visit my parents in Normandy. I forgot how charming the tiny winding roads, patchwork fields, and stylized houses were. Nestled in the heart of lower Normandy, surrounded by apple laden trees, cows and lush green grass, my parent’s house is the epitome of Normandy living.Continue reading “Travel Bug #3: Normandy for Foodies”

Normal Canadian Things I Find Weird #1

Seriously been struggling with a writing block currently so forgive the ranty quality of the post! ***** It’s now approaching the 6 months of living in Ottawa and I’ve started to get used to the vocabulary and the way things go but there are still things that continuously catch me off guard. I was initiallyContinue reading “Normal Canadian Things I Find Weird #1”

2 Months of Canadiana Living

To be truthful it’s been very hard to put into words the transition of Europe to North America, so apologies for the delay, and enjoy this rambling read… As a Brit moving to Canada didn’t seem that much of a move from the U.K. Oh how I was proven wrong. Of course the normal things ofContinue reading “2 Months of Canadiana Living”

Downsizer

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind. So I made the uncanny decision to drop everything and continue education (why) and also move country (even more why). In this I have moved from Aber to Shropshire, Shropshire to rural Normandy and finally Normandy to Ottawa. Moving is always a time to downsize, filter throughContinue reading “Downsizer”

Travel Bug #2: Montreal, A Small Corner of Europe

  Something that is really prominent about my childhood memories are the holidays to France. From when I can remember France has been a major part of my growing up from day trips to Calais, to weekends in Paris. It wasn’t until I was 7 or 8 that we started holidays in French cottages, orContinue reading “Travel Bug #2: Montreal, A Small Corner of Europe”

Café Culture and the Continent

What warms a cold winters day than that of the promise of a hot beverage? If you’re more comfortable at home with your tea, out and about with your coffee on the go or taking a break from it all in your favourite café, hot drinks are a pinnacle of our culture and we can’tContinue reading “Café Culture and the Continent”

Photography Tips #8: Golden Landscapes

Gold Beach stretches along the Normandy coast line, famously harbouring Port Winston in the Second World War and also of course being a British Landing Beach for D-Day. I love these beaches not just because of their incredible history, but also of their eerie stillness, flatness and their failure to not shine golden in theContinue reading “Photography Tips #8: Golden Landscapes”