Category Archives: holidays

Part Two: You Old (French) Romantic #france #french

More reminiscences of France… I married in 1984, May and we decided to postpone a proper honeymoon until later because, well, we were pretty skint. But, in case that wasn’t romantic enough, we had four days in Paris. It didn’t … Continue reading

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Part one: My French Debut #france #french

I’m in France for most of this week so I thought a series of posts on my experiences of all things French. As our nearest neighbours – I am speaking as a Brit not as an Englishman, just to clear … Continue reading

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Winged By Driving

  I lost part of a wing mirror the other day. The peril of narrow London streets and other careless drivers. I didn’t even realise it had been damaged until the next day. How stupid? And then my attempt to … Continue reading

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Sun, Sea, Sand And #holidays

Every holiday from my earliest memory meant a visit to my mother’s mother – my Gran – who lived in a tall Georgian terraced house on the sea front at Herne Bay in North Kent. I could wax lyrical describing … Continue reading

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Holidays: A Revisiting Of Dickhead Tours

Two things occurred recently that brought this post to mind. One I’m off on holiday next week and will be the named driver for one of the two cars involved. This is an annual ski trip that doesn’t involve the … Continue reading

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Hunted #holidaymemories

Today, a dog, not Dog, some black-brown-drool combo rather randomly decided to check if his paws could reach my shoulders. To say I was taken off guard is rather like saying I’m not surprised when my children offer to buy … Continue reading

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Niceland: #iceland Part 3

Iceland had lived up to its own stereotype: the geology is otherworldly, converting your bill into sterling is like rubbing soap in your eyes, and the weather swings from chilly to downright parky and back again. The capital, Reykjavík, is … Continue reading

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