Wow this is a tough one but as I sit on board Etihad flight EY 32 from Paris De Gaulle airport to Abu Dhabi on the first leg of my trip home I have about 7 hours to think so here are a few of my thoughts. Firstly try to find a title photo for … More The Summary
Elodie Brought in breakfast this morning because she knows of a ‘Votre Artisan Boulanger’ (your craftsman baker) who handmakes everything including the Croissant and pain au Chocolat which is like a rectangular croissant with chocolate in the middle. Holy Harry his product is good! Chantal came in again this morning to take us on a … More A tour around Angers
At last the beautiful warm sunny weather I have been hoping for has arrived in France! As the title suggests yesterday was a day immersed in the culture of Angers and what a fabulous day it was. Elodie and I headed to town on the light rail (what a fabulous piece of transport this is … More A day of culture in Angers
I love these French trains especially the TGV. We are zooming through the French countryside at up to 320 klm per hour (the TGV has recorded speeds up to 574.8 in a test train for the fastest wheeled train) checking out villages and different agriculture on the way. We are going too fast for photos … More Saint Foy la Grande to Angers Via Bordeaux and Tours.
This was yesterday-Tuesday. We woke today to pouring rain but we were going on a road trip so it did not really matter. By the time we were ready to have our coffee it had cleared to a nice 19 but with the odd cool breeze, quite acceptable for our outing to the beautiful village … More Brantome, Sarlat and others.
Another rainy morning in Paradise but wait……… our room at Don Cecilio guesthouse has been so quiet I thought it must be soundproof alas Saturday night is party night somewhere nearby and I am not invited! Curfew must be somewhere around 1.30 am but as I am wide awake I will continue to toss and … More Viva la France!
I know the rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain but yesterday and today there was a bit of it in the mountains! Yesterday there was a terrific downpour in the morning then it cleared into quite a nice day so we visited Igueldo mountain one of the most significant mountains in the city. … More San Sébastien
We are in San Sebastián for a few days so now I seem to have the photos fixed here are a couple of collages from Bilbao before I move on. Thought I was a technotard but am fast becoming a tech head with no one else to call on to fix these problems!! Necessity the … More San Sebastián
Do you remember me saying that I had to publish because there would be no more writing after Maire arrived, any moment now? Well you will not believe what happened, I am going to tell you anyway!!! At 6.20 last night I sent a joking email to Howard (Maire’s husband) saying a limo has just … More Bilbao Spain
Time to move on again so I am catching the train Wakefield to Leeds and change for Manchester, sounds simple enough. I know security is going to be high at Manchester airport so I book a ticket for early connections. Welcome to Britrail or whatever it is called, my train does not arrive! Talking to … More Wakefield to Spain