Well I’m back! This time last year a party of four girls were about to slip away to China for 16 days with a three day stopover in Hong Kong on the way home. Because of Bede’s accident we had to cancel and pick up our travel insurance. Thank goodness one of my travel rules … More Preparing for China
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