The Royal Garden Hotel Kensington – Family Friendly London

royal garden hotel kensington

Think of a hotel in London.  A truly luxurious five-star place with exquisite bedrooms, beautiful bathrooms, and views out over the largest green lung that the city has to boast.   Add to that a sky-high first class restaurant with stunning views of one of the world’s most famous skylines, plus plenty of other in-house […]

Budapest – Part 1

budapest local

We are in the midst of a couple of weeks of hectic visiting/travelling (don’t ever believe that expats  get a truly relaxing summer holiday!), and so, until I am back in Munich to put my feet up in a short while, and can then regale you with what we have been up to (including reviews […]

Summer’s Here – A Return to Natterersee Austria

austrian wildflower

In more ways than one… My work is finished (i.e. my contract is complete, which actually I am quite sad about as it’s honestly been the most enjoyable stint of “real work” I think I have ever had), which of course means that school’s also out for us, as are the all important (parent-pleasing) reports. […]

Colourful Colmar


Apart from mostly grey skies (when we were there, which is typical as it prides itself on being one of the driest cities in France – perfect for wine growing!), Colourful Colmar did it’s very best to make me like it, having probably heard about my short relationship with Strasbourg (it’s only 40 miles from […]