Hi!  Welcome aboard!

You know those days when you wake up and decide you’ve had enough and want to leave your 9 to 5, buy hens and move rural France? We had one of them.  It was a bit scary.

It was seven years ago.  The hens slowly progressed to sheep, the sheep slowly progressed to a campervan. The campervan went and took off with us in it for a year to Morocco and Serbia and other places that we had not hitherto known the capital or currency of.

Along this unpredictable path I realised I was a little bit obsessed with languages and elephants, my husband learnt how to make mighty fine goats’ cheese, and our three children figured out how to become bilingual.  Our hens and sheep remain but our stick insects have died and been replaced by a kitten.

We set up this blog with the initial aim of letting friends and family know where we were, but it’s been great and rewarding and super interesting connecting with other wanderlusting or elephant-obsessed souls like yourself.  We have now found our way back to France and are working out what being “home” is all about.   And what comes next…..

Are you ……

moving abroad to live? or

wanting to take your brood out of school for a while to travel or you are interested in alternative schooling in general? or

feeling the urge to have an adventure, like squeezing your family into a small moveable box for a year with no known destination? or

interested in language teaching or learning ? or

a sucker for an easy recipe (husband is a baker)?

Or do you just fancy having an adventure from your sofa, because that way you can put on the kettle and make a nice cup of tea if it all goes tits up?

There is no underestimating a good cup of tea.

"The most dangerous risk if all - the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later"

“The best thing in life are the people you love, the places you’ve seen and the memories you’ve made along the way.”

We have met more interesting people in these past few years than would comfortably fit into a small country.  It’s been inspirational, it’s been fun, it’s been unforgettable.  Thank you.  We hope to connect with more of you this year.