Honey Madeleines

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Summer holidays usually mean catching up with my husband’s family in Brittany, France, and this year was no exception. We opted to take the train this summer, a long 12 hour journey but which gives us an excuse to stopover in Paris for a bit of family fun (and shopping for moi). This time around, we got to visit some new cafés and restaurants (see my updated list of where to eat and shop in Paris), as well as discovering new places to take the children.

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City Guide – San Francisco & Napa Valley

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This post on San Francisco and the Napa Valley has been long overdue; it was typed up and ready to be published over a year ago, but the arrival of our girl in the interim meant that scrolling through the 1000+ photos from our trip seemed like an unachievable task. But upon hearing that some of our friends will be visiting this beautiful part of the west coast of the US in the

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10 Things You Should Know About Using Airbnb

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Now that we are a family of four, holidays have taken on a completely new meaning, especially when it comes to organising accommodation. Finding a hotel which can accommodate two adults, a toddler and a small baby can be a tricky task if you are on a budget. We have stayed in a few hotels where my husband and I would occupy the main bed, our toddler would take up the whole sofa

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Brunch in Zurich

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When I first moved to Zurich in 2006, “brunch” was not quite in the Swiss vocabulary. Only a very few places offered brunch on Sundays, and those places were typically always booked out by expats in search of pancakes, waffles, baked beans and the like which were not commonly offered by the more traditional Swiss establishments.

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