We did a little road trip down to the South Of France from the Dordogne, stopping of in Carcassonne to spend the night. The Cité de Carcassonne in France is an outstanding example of a medieval fortified town and well worth a visit. Despite perhaps relying a little too heavily on tourism these days – the old area is very busy and commercial, if you have any children with a penchant for waving a wooden sword about and donning a tabard, then this is the place for you.
Posted by Family Affairs on 20-08-2019 in BLOG / TRAVEL tagged with Carcassonne / France Posted by Family Affairs on 16-08-2019 in BLOG / TRAVEL tagged with Dordogne / France / Issigeac / Issigeac Market
Issigeac Market, Aquitaine in the Dordogne region of France is one of the most frequented of the Sunday markets and people come from far and wide. It really is one of the most quintessentially French markets you could hope to find and made even more spectacular by being hosted in one of the prettiest towns in the area, with a spectacular church in the main square.
Posted by Family Affairs on 12-08-2019 in BLOG / TRAVEL tagged with Dordogne / France / Still Life Posted by Family Affairs on 10-08-2019 in BLOG / TRAVEL tagged with Dordogne / France / garlic / rose Posted by Family Affairs on 21-07-2019 in BLOG / TRAVEL tagged with ageing / language / learning French
I think I might have previously mentioned that I started learning French two years ago with a friend, mainly in protest at my mother’s referendum vote. The problem is that it’s taking more time than I anticipated to be able to pack my bags and live confidently amongst the Parisians, […]
Posted by Family Affairs on 17-07-2019 in BLOG / TRAVEL tagged with Charleston House / Glyndebourne / Rathfinny / Ridgeview / Sussex Modern / vineyards
Sussex Modern is a new collaboration of carefully curated galleries, artist houses, wineries and performance venues all designed to celebrate the county’s contribution to modern culture and to showcase the county’s natural landscape. Thirty six extraordinary spaces explore historic and contemporary stories of ‘making’ that reflect the essence of modern […]
Posted by Family Affairs on 06-06-2019 in BLOG / REVIEWS / TRAVEL tagged with Ditchling / Glyndebourne / Rathfinny / Ridgeview / Sussex Posted by Family Affairs on 19-04-2019 in BLOG / TRAVEL tagged with Bergerac / Dordogne / Eymet / France
I have just spent a few days away in France, staying near a little town called Eymet, in the South West Dordogne region and not far from Bergerac. Eymet is a beautiful, typical Bastide town layout which includes an open central square, featuring a large fountain, with roads lined with […]
Posted by Family Affairs on 13-03-2019 in BLOG / TRAVEL tagged with full moon party / Gap year / teenagers / Thailand / travelling / vaccinations Posted by Family Affairs on 06-12-2018 in REVIEWS / TRAVEL tagged with Christmas presents / flint barns / Rathfinny / Rathfinny estate / Tasting Rooms
Pretty happy that my alcoholic alcohol loving family Christmas can be sorted in one fell swoop this year. They’re even offering cocktail masterclasses in January! Woohoo! I’m going to book us all in for a stay at Rathfinny Estate who are offering something for everyone at their award-winning Winery in […]
Posted by Family Affairs on 15-10-2018 in BLOG / REVIEWS / TRAVEL tagged with chardonnay / East Sussex / grape picking / grapes / pinot noir / Rathfinny estate / Rathfinny Wine Estate
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