• Events

    Hosting our first wedding

    On 8th September 2018, Irina and Leigh took their vows at Maison de la riviere. I’ve known Irina for more than ten years. She is one of my best friends and she was my chief bridesmaid at our wedding, two years ago. It was an honour and a pleasure to suggest that the wedding they envisaged (‘We really loved your wedding,’ they said. ‘We want something similar’) was entirely possible at our new home in France. Why not? They’d get the perfect wedding venue and we’d get another challenge (as if we hadn’t set ourselves up enough challenges) and the opportunity to spend time with friends we hadn’t seen in…

  • Events,  Pau,  Things to do

    Grand Prixs de Pau

    Since moving to our new home in France last year in November, we’ve hardly had the chance to experience more than the daily life. As many people who move abroad with a project in mind would tell you, renovating a house is an all-consuming affair. And when you are also responsible for 10 chickens, 5 goats, a cat and a dog, you count yourself lucky if you manage to grab a coffee at the local bar once a week. So when we heard about a famous event taking place less than an hour’s drive, we decided to treat ourselves. Grand Prixs de Pau is an event with tradition, dating back…