Château Pech-Céleyran - La Clape - South of France

Château Pech-Céleyran

During our holiday in the South of France last summer, we discovered a wine growing estate with a particularly interesting history: the Château Pech-Céleyran. Not only has this gorgeous domain been in the hands of the Saint-Exupéry family for five generations but also the grandfather of famous painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was once the lord…

Buddhist Monks Procession Bangkok Thailand

A Beginner’s Travel Guide To Thailand

Thinking of heading to Thailand this year? If not, you should perhaps consider it. It is such a diverse and unique country, you will find something that intrigues and grabs you there no matter what your personal tastes and interests are. In addition, it is quite a cheap destination, which probably explain why so many…

Sunrise over the sea Gruissan Aude South of France

Happy New Year!

For my first post of 2017, I would like to convey to all my readers the usual good wishes for a healthy, happy and successful new year. More specifically, I hope that the next twelve months will bring you defining moments to take you closer to your dreams, whatever they may be. I decided against…

Piedmont - Italy - Roman stone bridge

Back To My Roots

I had not been back for nine years. My Grandmother’s native village in Piedmont. A small place built halfway up a mountain, with narrow, cobbled streets and stone houses. A short drive from beautiful Lago Maggiore and its Borromean Islands. I spent a lovely “generation” holiday week there in the summer with my Mum, Auntie,…

Frankfurt Book Fair 2016

Frankfurt Book Fair 2016

At the end of October I attended the Frankfurt Book Fair for the fourth time and spent a wonderful two days there. Unfortunately, I had very little time to plan my visit beforehand but simply wandering around the various exhibition halls is always a pleasure. Thousands and thousands of books beautifully arranged on shelves and…

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