Big news, we have just bought our first home! We’ve been looking for a while, debating whether to opt for an apartment with a balcony in the thick of it here in Lyon centre, or a house with a garden … Continue reading
Officially classified as one of ‘The most beautiful villages of France’ (yes, there is a committee for this), we had been meaning to visit Pérouges since we moved to Lyon. This Sunday brought blue skies and 15°C (almost scarily warm … Continue reading
Dear kind Stranger, You befriended me last week as I queued one morning at the chemist with my baby, late for work. You must have known that my husband was away on his third business trip this month, and you … Continue reading
This made me laugh; glad to see some parents are getting creative in their zombie state! Those of you who have kids can relate I’m sure, for those of you who don’t – sleep, sleep now while you can! Have a great weekend everyone.
Lorde’s song “Royals” was everywhere in 2013. But my wife and I wondered, what if instead of a 17 year-old superstar, it was overtired parents of young kids who had written this song. The lyrics below are the result. My friend, singer/songwriter Lisa Hillary recorded our lyrics and it is amazing. Listen to the track and go check out Lisa’s music.
UPDATE: Thanks to fans of the song we now have a video! Check it out.
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This Sunday all of the bakeries were full of these delicious flaky, almond paste filled cakes, as the French celebrated the Epiphany with the traditional ‘galette des rois’ or ‘king’s cake’ (in reference to the three kings). Every ‘galette’ comes with … Continue reading
I was in Paris for work last week and I took advantage of being in the capital to catch up with a friend for lunch. I lived in the capital for most of my twenties and still miss it today. … Continue reading
You might want to try this for your menu tonight. ‘Pain surprise’ as the French call it, is traditionally brought out on festive occasions such as New Year’s Eve, a party, or even a wedding, and is an appetizer before … Continue reading
This starter takes me right back to my childhood. In England, ‘prawn cocktail’ made a comeback in the late 80’s, after being a big hit in the 1970’s. Why not bring it back as a retro starter for new year’s … Continue reading
This is what Christmas Eve looks like at my mum’s in the north of France (above: my grandmother, my mum, and the crabs). The family has arrived and it’s all hands on deck in the kitchen! Often French families have a … Continue reading
Games that can be played in all languages! Wink murder Number of players: Minimum five Cut up a small piece of paper per player. One piece of paper should have an ‘M’ on it for murderer and another ‘D’ for … Continue reading