Category Archives: Travel

Why a Travel Wallet is so Useful

What do you use to keep all your travel documents in when you’re on the move? I’ve used a travel wallet for over 20 years now and here’s why: If you’re thinking this could be a great addition to your travel accessories, for business trips or for your holidays, click here to see the range…

Bailey Bridge: A Restoration Project

The workers I referred to in yesterday’s post¬†are currently re-painting the WW11 Bailey bridge (that was saved in 2008) at Pont Farcy in Normandy. This historic bridge, was once part of the Mulberry harbour at Arromanches, helping the allies land military material safely in Normandy following D-Day in 1944. Later it was moved inland and…

The Transformers

Once again we tumbled on a small town festival in Normandy today in Portbail. The opening highlight was a band dressed in overalls playing bits of car, pipe, metal, wood. And not a real instrument in sight ūüôā Mission impossible, you might say! Bizarre but fun. I invite you to beat that!

Sunrise: I must get up to see this more often!

I got up very early this morning to say goodbye to my bestie who has been visiting from Australia. As she left I noticed the beautiful sunrise and dawn breaking over the hills here in Normandy so I thought I’d share my photos as today’s post. The sun rises over the hill behind the house…

Un Mechoui en France

Mechoui? Mechoui? Qu’est-ce que c’est? It’s a BBQ lamb roast with starter, cheese and pudding. In order to get the 3 or 4 hundred people served with slightly hot food, all you have to do is cook 30 to 40 legs of lamb over a bonfire in a field and get the pommes frites man…

100 Years of Vogue: part 1

Vogue is 100 years old and the¬†June¬†issue of the UK magazine is a bumper edition with the most fascinating articles and reports inside. If fashion and it’s history interest you, it’s well worth investing in a copy to keep. HRH The Duchess of Cambridge is on the cover so I couldn’t resist taking a photo…

Travellers: A Comparison of Passport Cover Wallets

I saw this article in Conde Nast Traveller magazine on my way back from India recently so I just had to photograph it and make a product comparison to my designs for travel documents. The magazine is comparing mostly passport covers: Louis Vuitton monogram passport cover at ¬£410 against Bottega Veneta for ¬£215, Dunhill at…

Postcard from India

I’m in Chennai and the surrounding area this week, visting the fabulous rural workshop that make all my designs for me. Here’s one of my team of lovely leathermaking ladies. Far left is Pramilla, the workshop manager and everyone else does various things from cutting to embossing, sewing to finishing, cleaning and office work. It…

Win a DEStination Travel Wallet

Competition time! I’ve teamed up with Travel and Foodie blogger, Sandy Cadiz-Smith to give away one of my favourite designs, my DEStination travel wallet. Sandy has one herself and she loves it so much, she wanted to give her readers the opportunity to win one for themselves. All you need to do to enter Sandy’s…

When in Rome

I travel a lot. If you’re not new to my blog then you already know that! So: I was having a conversation the other day on Skype with a storytelling lady in America and she asked about my story. I’m a Traveller I love living in different places and now I have just arrived in…