Visit France without leaving your house

Yesterday was our first day of traveling around the world from our home.

Our first stop on our journey was France!

We started our morning off with Bacon and Avocado Croissants. Yummy!!

They are really simple to make and taste delish! Recipe below.

A few other breakfast ideas if you don’t fancy these:

  • Plain croissants
  • Mixture of pastries
  • Crepes
  • Croque Monsieur

To make it feel more like we were on holiday we’ve cleared our temporary work space for the week so we can use the dining table. Sitting down at the dining table was such a lovely thing to do. Funny how these small things make a huge difference when your life has been turned upside down a bit.

I also got dressed in clothes I’d wear on a holiday. And will continue to do this for the rest of the week. Usually when staying home I don’t feel I need to make so much effort but I really wanted to feel like I was meant n holiday this week so made sense to dress like it.

Luckily the weather was on our side yesterday so we made the most of this and got out in the garden for a few games of French Boules.

Playing this reminded me of my childhood playing with my grandparents in their garden.

Unfortunately this game really showed us how uneven our garden is and meant it was more of a game of luck than skill. But it was still great fun.

As it was such lovely weather just relaxing in the garden listening to music was enough to feel like we were on holiday.

If it was more than me and Kirk then I’d probably have done some baking. As we’re moving to a different country each day it’d mean we need to eat all baked goods on one day or we’d waste a lot.

But there are loads of other things you could do especially kids.

  • Learn some French
  • Play French music
  • Bake – the French are known for loads of delicious treats from Macaroons to Tarts to Soufflé and Creme Brûlée
  • Fashion show
  • Have a go at impressionist painting

We watched a couple of Movies

I thought Lady & the Tramp was based in France… no idea why I thought that but it’s definitely not.

We watched the new Lady and the Tramp on Disney+. I wouldn’t recommend watching this, it’s no way near as good as the original. I’m sure all the kids love the film but I was very disappointed.

For Dinner we had Tuna Niçoise.

Again a really easy recipe so didn’t spend too long cooking and it was really tasty. We’ll definitely be having this again.

Obviously French dinner and a celebration wouldn’t be complete without Champagne so we opened a bottle we were gifted for our wedding.

You may have noticed we didn’t have lunch. That’s because we generally (especially when on holiday and when the weather is warm) only way two meals a day. If we’re hungry in between we have a small snack. However there’s plenty of options for French lunches – including the salad we had for dinner.

Here are main meal ideas (lunch or dinner)

  • Moules
  • Beef bourguignon
  • Steak frites
  • Savoury crepes
  • French onion soup
  • Quiche Lorraine
  • Cassoulet

We finished our evening off watching From Paris with Love on Netflix

It’s about two CIA agents in France.

It’s a great film – we really enjoyed watching it, easy watching comedy and action. Plenty of French speaking with subtitles where needed. Even if you aren’t “visiting” France for the day I would recommend watching it.

Other films you could watch

  • Amélie
  • Aristocats
  • The Artist
  • Moulin Rouge
  • Julie and Julia
  • Ratatouille
  • The Chorus
  • Hunchback of Norte Dam
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Chocolat

Well that was our first day traveling around the world from our home. Today we are in Greece!

I’ll update you tomorrow on our meals and activities of the day.

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