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Our family’s DYI project: a motorhome

Our family’s DYI project: a motorhome

We love travelling. We have always enjoyed discovering new places, encountering new people, admiring new views and leaning about other cultures. And we used to dream of going on a trip with a caravan, all the way to Japan. Yes, through all the Asia! Obviously, […]

Chocolate muffins – dairy-free, gluten-free, sugar-free

Chocolate muffins – dairy-free, gluten-free, sugar-free

Friday, just as I was about to go to bed, I found out that it had been Chocolate Day. Yes, that’s right, 7th of July is Chocolate Day and I never knew this! “What kind of chocolate fan am I?” I thought to myself. (Almost) […]

Museum of Carriages in Maidstone – a ride back into history

Museum of Carriages in Maidstone – a ride back into history

Having a lovely Saturday in front of us and no plans, I decided to look on the map and pick a town in which we hadn’t been before. And my choice was Maidstone. The family was thrilled. Well, not at first, but after pulling the ace […]

Mystery of the stained teeth: solved

Mystery of the stained teeth: solved

My teeth had always been pretty healthy. Small fillings here and there but nothing too serious. I never had the terrible tooth pain I hear a lot about and I hope I will never too, especially since I started to go sugar-free. I used to […]

Mini Run 2017 in London

Mini Run 2017 in London

London to Brighton Mini Run is a lovely event that took place this past weekend. It is an event that is held annually since 1985 and it is organised by the London & Surrey Mini Owners Club. The run starts from Crystal Palace Park in London on […]

Back to my watch

Back to my watch

When I learned how to tell the time, there were no mobile phones (though there were computers, as I am not THAT old). We had an analog clock in the house and my parents used analog watches. As I grew up, the mobile phones entered into […]

Giant in a miniature village – Bekonscot Model Village

Giant in a miniature village – Bekonscot Model Village

Beaconsfield is located 23.6 miles / 38 km WNW of London (or 18 minutes drive from Heathrow) and is home to a lovely miniature museum in open-air, called Bekonscot Model Village, “the world’s oldest and original model village” as said on their website. Created by Roland […]

F**k it, I won’t read this book

F**k it, I won’t read this book

Spoiler alert: this post is about why I decided to stop reading John C. Parkin’s book, “F**k it, Do what you love”. It’s not a review, but if you plan to buy/read this book, you might not want to read the following lines. I was […]

Going sugar-free: the beginning

Going sugar-free: the beginning

Note: in the “Going sugar-free” series, when saying “sugar”, I am referring to “table sugar” also known as “sucrose”, extracted from  sugarcane or beet sugar. Cutting sugar off our everyday diet is still a challenge. We have no medical condition that forces us to do […]

Experiencing Legoland in April 2017

Experiencing Legoland in April 2017

We visited Legoland last weekend. This post is about how the day was and it includes photos and some helpful tips in case you plan to spend a day-out there. My son likes Lego but this is not the reason we chose to go to […]