Lucky Escape

After a long day kyaking in the Ardèche Gorge (Rhone-Alpes, South-Central France), going down shutes and rapids and under the natural limestone arch, Dad decided to stop off at what he told us was “a candy store”. To my surprise it was not really what I would call a candy store as it only made nougat. It was interesting to watch them making it and … Continue reading Lucky Escape


Have you ever had Poffertjes.Well i have. A few weeks ago me my family and a friend biked of to a park were we stoped off at a little cafe were we had traditional Dutch Poffertjes. We saw him make the Poffertjes video and we got to eat the freshly cooked poffertjes. photo Poffertjes. Poffertjes are like little small pancakes with icing sugar. The poffertjes were … Continue reading Poffertjes

Sailing in Holland

As keen sailors who have bare-boated in a few different places around the world, we were pleased when our friends Ellen and Matthias suggested a four days tour of the Dutch inland seas the Ijsselmeer and Markermeer. We expected a fun adventure and were not disappointed. Both the Ijsselmeer and Markermeer are manmade – quite an engineering feat. The Ijsselmeer was created in the 1930s by … Continue reading Sailing in Holland


On Tuesday we went to York. We walked the all around the wall that was built all around York. We went inside Clifford’s Tower. We went on a ride to see what the vikings used to look like and do. We went into a sweet/candy shop. We walked practically all over town . Wall around York In the morning we got to walk around the wall. But … Continue reading York


I think NZ has better coffee then the UK, but the UK has better candy than us (they call them sweets)! We have been to two candy/sweets bars so far. They are called: Dylan’s Candy Bar and Hardys Original Sweetshop. My favourite candy shop was mostly Dylan’s candy bar but Hardys was quite good too. The original Dylan’s Candy Bar is in New York and is three storeys tall, but at … Continue reading Candy/Sweets!