Discovering nature – Tyresta National Park

I love walking. I think it’s one of the best ways of spending time outdoors and connecting with nature. And because of Mia, our lovely old pooch, we need to walk everyday! Hence, I am always on the lookout for new parks, forests and nature reserves that we can discover over the weekends. I have written extensively about day trips from Paris to forests such … Continue reading Discovering nature – Tyresta National Park

Moving with pets to Sweden – everything you need to know

Relocations can be stressful at the best of times and when moving includes pets, it can get a bit too much sometimes. However, with a little bit of advance planning, the entire process can be really smooth and hassle-free. Having moved with Mia, our not-so-little pooch, from South Africa to the UK, then to France and now to Sweden – I can tell you this … Continue reading Moving with pets to Sweden – everything you need to know

Stockholm – my first impressions

Moving to a new city is always exciting and it’s completely different than when you are just visiting on a holiday. I feel that once you move to a place, you start viewing it in a very different light….somehow its deeper and more perceptive. That’s what I’ve been doing this past week in my new city, Stockholm – just observing and taking it all in. … Continue reading Stockholm – my first impressions

Chantilly – a chateau, a forest and an adventure

Chantilly is a beautiful town about 50kms north of Paris. It’s an easy 45mins drive or an hour by train. The town is famous for a number of things – the beautiful Ch√Ęteau de Chantilly, Chantilly cream and Chantilly lace! Chantilly cream is a delicious version of whipped cream that has been sweetened. There are several stories about the origin of this cream and how … Continue reading Chantilly – a chateau, a forest and an adventure