Category: France

Marble Courtyard

Palace of Versailles

We recently started exploring a bit further than just the city of Paris. This time we drove to Versailles for the palace. As we were late on getting tickets online due to poor weather, there were none available. However, the palace grounds are free and it is massive. There were golf carts to rent to […]

Happy New Year Greeting Card with Glitters

Happy New Year! & Visit to Musee D’Orsay

Unbelievable that the year has gone by! We celebrated our first New Year in Paris this year and we had the company of family friends. During our drinks discussions, we reflected about the year. It would have been me being over a year in a new company and we relocated the family to France. We […]

Up The Eiffel Tower

Well, we manage to do a touristy thing by going up the Eiffel tower. We only manage to get tickets for using the stairs up to the 2nd floor as the lift to the top have sold out. If you ever want to go there, please buy the tickets online as we avoided queues of […]

Where To Get Rid Of Your Christmas Tree In France?

Well, when we first got our Christmas tree, I can’t help it but wonder how do I get rid of it when Christmas is over. In the UK, I am aware that the council sets up collection points which was in my local council park the last time where we can just drop them off. […]

Bleuet for Armistice Day

Similar to Poppy flowers during Remembrance Day, the France symbolise it with the Corn Flower. I learned about this from my kids that proudly wore their Bleuet from school. According to Wikipedia, In France, the bleuet de France is the symbol of memory for, and solidarity with, veterans, victims of war, widows, and orphans, similar to the […]

Black and White Hardtail Bike on Brown Road Between Trees

My Bicycle Broke

My trustworthy bicycle finally gave way yesterday after running my errands and trying to pick up my kids from school. I ended up walking to school and reaching just in time for pick up and thankfully the journey home wasn’t that bad as the weather was kind. I finally took part the rear wheels to […]

Variety Of Pumpkins

Carving Pumpkins

Halloween is near and I never really celebrated Halloween until I had kids. Of course I knew about the dressing up from watching American TV shows but it was never a big thing in Asia when I was growing up. When we were in the UK, we started doing trick or treat with the kids […]

Chessington Equivalent in Paris France

We spent the weekend in a theme park similar to Chessington World of Adventures except there was barely any queue in comparison to the theme parks in the UK! We were used to being stuck in queues for up to an hour to go on rides in Legoland, Paultons Parks and of course Chessington itself. […]

Teacher Apple

Je Suis Benny

I started my first French lesson today with a teacher. It is amazing how a teacher can explain things and make it much easier to understand. She has been correcting my pronounciation as well. Let’s see how this lasts and whether I can at least buy some bread and converse in French with my local […]

Crowded Street With Cars Along Arc De Triomphe

Learning French with Duolingo

It has been almost 90 days that I have been using Super Duolingo. I am not using it religiously but it has become my morning routine that I have 88 days streak. So, here is what I like about the app: The gamification with leaderboard and a community of learners The daily reminder that nudges […]