VIDEO: Les Cascades. Zach’s birthday water-park. Trévoux, France

I’ve previously written about some of our frustrations of being based in France and really how child un-friendly it can be.  One of our biggest struggles was knowing what to do with the kids on their birthdays as we found France so limiting. Luckily for us, this water park in Trevoux came recommended by one of

Foreign European Words for SUGAR!

If you’re sugar-free like us or just trying to avoid it, reading the ingredients on labels becomes a necessity. sugar Whilst we mostly cook from scratch, we still need to buy stuff like (non-dairy) milk, passata or cacao powder and you cannot trust corporations not to hide ingredients in food.  I am still shocked to

Essential phrases for vegans visiting France

Being vegan in France is hard work and it isn’t made any easier by devious restaurateurs trying to brush veganism off as a joke. You can see my previous posts on this subject here and here. Can I swap… Unlike other countries, French chefs do not take kindly to you asking if you can substitute meat