French school holidays

It seems as though Super PG has only just started at school and unbelievably it’s the holidays already. It isn’t half term, which was my first assumption (as this is what it would be called in the UK), but these “vacances scolaires” run from Monday 17 October until Friday 30 October, 2015, and are known … More French school holidays

Growing up all over again with French nursery rhymes or “comptines”

Bringing up kids in France, having grown up in the UK, is a real voyage of discovery. I’ve spent a good few years now getting to know this country’s rules, values and traditions, but now that Super PG has started school, it feels like I’m on a new journey that most of the other local … More Growing up all over again with French nursery rhymes or “comptines”

A birthday weekend with elephongs and blue cack-teurres

Despite the sum of all its parts not being exactly zen, this weekend was, overall, a warm-fuzzy-feeling generator. It is Super PG’s third birthday on Sunday and because he’s having a “party” with his friends at the local soft play centre that day (stuffing cake followed by some careering around and extreme bouncing), we decided to … More A birthday weekend with elephongs and blue cack-teurres