Historic towns

A stroll through historic Hesdin

We will be visiting the historic village of Hesdin which is in the Heart of the Seven Valleys quite a few times while we are staying in the area of Pas De Calais.  As it's approximately 12kms away, so not far to go, and not too close, to not consider it a destination for an… Continue reading A stroll through historic Hesdin

History, Life of adventure

The land of the seven Valleys

This part of France, the region of Pas-de-Calais, has seven valleys [has also been known as the Artois Valleys], a chain of rural valley towns and some very attractive villages connected by a series of rivers and streams, many hectares of agricultural land, ancient bog areas, and, masses of woodlands. It is winter so at… Continue reading The land of the seven Valleys

Life of adventure, The small things in life - do matter

One birthday, a walk in the park

“Aging is not ‘lost youth,’ but a new stage of opportunity and strength. It’s a different stage of life, and if you are going to pretend it’s youth, you are going to miss it. ”~ Betty Friedan

Dog walking adventures, Housesitting in France, Life of adventure

2 Dedicated followers

That's us. Two dedicated followers of dogs, who love,  MUD!    Why wouldn't they like it?    The joy on their faces when the jeep door opens and freedom beckons.  Then it's full-on "4 paw drive" down the lane with no hang-ups about getting dirty no hesitation about hitting the soft squishy cold mud. This is why it's excellent being housesitters as… Continue reading 2 Dedicated followers

Housesitting, Housesitting in France, The small things in life - do matter

Searching for Orange

I have never acknowledged Friday 13th as a superstitious day, as I don't believe in it for a start. UNTIL the unmentionable happened!  It was the day our internet went down for 2 days, and the search for Orange began.  You are correct I am not going to start spouting the virtues of having no… Continue reading Searching for Orange