We are a family of five from Wellington, New Zealand who share a love of travel. In 2014 we first fulfilled a long-held dream to spend time living overseas and now we have the ‘bug’. Later in 2016 we returned for another sojourn, subsequently bought a house, and now we return regularly.
We first set off to live in France for three months in Spring-Summer. It’s something we’d been dreaming about for years. In 2016 we returned for four months in Autumn-Winter.
In 2014 we finally realised that our dream would remain just a dream – unless we did something to make it happen. So, months in the planning; a little later in the execution than originally planned, to allow for the unexpected baby on board (!); weeks in the anticipation; finally a reality. It worked well. So well that we are hooked.
In 2017, after a couple of trips back, and recognising that we could see ourselves returning regularly to the Aude region, we took the plunge and bought a house. If you’re dreaming of your own family adventure – or just looking for a great spot for a holiday, it’s available for short-term rentals.
We started a blog to share some of our experiences. We’re keeping it going to capture our latest adventures. Jennifer is also writing a book about our life in Quillan. Our adventures may inspire you; if so, we’d love to hear from you. The views expressed on this blog are entirely our own, based on our particular experiences.
Watch this space for more about our travels. On the whole it’s gone well, but we may just have to chalk some of it up to experience!