Protests 15th December

Protests 15th December

At this stage these protests are like a Christmas tradition right? Kids what do you remember most about Christmas … I remember being so emotional .. and the way my eyes used to water up … at the tear gas!  Hopefully we’ll be able to avoid the CRS /...
Day 14: Free Parking / Transport at the weekends

Day 14: Free Parking / Transport at the weekends

What with teaching a 4 hour advanced web design class yesterday and a sick son I’ve missed my Day 13 post.  Today however it has been announced that parking and transport will be free at the weekends (So that’s the 15th / 16th and 22nd / 23rd December 2018...
Day 12 – Ballet Dancer at the Nefs 2015

Day 12 – Ballet Dancer at the Nefs 2015

I feel like I’m cheating a little bit with today’s post but it’s a photo I took 3 years ago that I really love. It’s of a dancer in a snow globe. It happened as part of the Noël aux Nefs in 2015. We all love snow globes right? Well this was a...
What’s the ‘Gilets Jaunes’ movement all about?

What’s the ‘Gilets Jaunes’ movement all about?

I think it’s quite easy to get caught up in the TV coverage that we’re constantly being bombarded with. Tear gas / Riot Police / Fighting / Violence … but what’s it all about apart from disruption? Here’s a nice video from France 24 I was...
Gilet The Best Macron Can Get

Gilet The Best Macron Can Get

Do you ever get weird ideas? 🙂 I do!  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new...
Day 11: Noël au Château – Nocturne

Day 11: Noël au Château – Nocturne

Feel like doing something different with the kids? 🙂 Well this Saturday the 15th of December you can at the Castle from 4pm until 8pm you can get into the Christmas spirit at the castle. Places are limited with last entrance at 19:15 so I’m guessing it’ll...
Day 10: The Festival Univerciné Britannique 2018 – 2019

Day 10: The Festival Univerciné Britannique 2018 – 2019

Day 10 already the time does fly and I managed to not get around to posting day 8 and 9 of my 24 days of posts. For this post however my wife had a small hand in it, as the students in one of her classes made the subtitles of one of the films 🙂 Not to mention...
Protests 8th December in the city centre

Protests 8th December in the city centre

Protests once again. What does it mean? Apart from not being able to buy alcohol in the supermarkets ) it means there are going to be public transport issues in the city centre with the various lines cut. I suspect it’s probably going to put a dampner on...
Day 7: The Advent Calendar at the Castle

Day 7: The Advent Calendar at the Castle

So I’ve not made it in to see the advent calendar at the castle just yet I’m afraid to say. Life, work, and the weather have gotten in the way. However if you’d like to see something a little bit different every day then why not visit the castle?...
Alcohol banned from sale for the weekend

Alcohol banned from sale for the weekend

Have just been out picking up the Christmas Tree. We’re back to the news that there’s a ban on the sale of alcohol from midday today until midday Sunday in all the shops. Don’t worry we stocked up with some Glühwein! from IKEA while we were there....
Day 6: Lets make some Christmas Cards

Day 6: Lets make some Christmas Cards

I’d a few ideas for what I’d like to post today but I don’t have so much time to write something. However Sara posted up a link last night to a video on facebook. It was a 5 minute video .. this one is a bit longer. As I normally do though I searched...
Day 5:  Les Flâneries de Noël

Day 5: Les Flâneries de Noël

This should really by my post for Friday but I’m giving you some advance warning as it starts this Friday. Les Flâneries de Noël is on this weekend. It starts on Friday and runs through to  Sunday. What is it ? It’s an artists / creators market....
Day 4: Show me your Kitties!

Day 4: Show me your Kitties!

We’re all been there right? A bottle of wine and suddenly … there’s the tiny pitter patter of little feet! Yes that’s right you’ve gotten a cat. First up I want to say that please remember that a cat (or a dog for that matter) is not just...
Autumn Falls Now with Added Leaves

Autumn Falls Now with Added Leaves

What’s the best camera? the one you’ve got with you. My little girl had 2 flat tires the other day. This meant we ended up walking to the activity centre as I didn’t have the time to fix / pump and find out they were burst. It was cold with a nice...
Day 3: A Christmas Tree for 4.99€

Day 3: A Christmas Tree for 4.99€

My day 3 post will get you a Christmas Tree for just €4.99 ok it’s not quite as simple as that. Head across to IKEA and pick up your Christmas tree for €24.99 and you’ll get a gift voucher for €20 The trees are Nordmann and on average 1.4m tall The small...