Tag Archives: France

An old story – Europe in 2008

It’s exactly 12 years since we dashed to Europe to help Denis celebrate his 60th birthday. A Saturday night party at their local restaurant The Toucan and plenty of touring and exploring Switzerland. We managed to include a visit to Hayden … Continue reading

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Monet – Sunshine and Colour

In contrast to the grey wet day when we visited the war memorials of the Somme, the sun shone and there was a little warmth in the air. Giverny is a monument to Claude Monet and the impressionist’s artist colony … Continue reading

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A Reality Check in the Somme

We had visited Gallipol where both my grandfathers had fought.  However my Pop (maternal grandfather) and his brother Laurie went on to serve in France, in Flanders and the Somme. More amazingly, his younger brother Tom and four of his future … Continue reading

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Oops, didn’t plan that…

Our plan was to remain fluid.  Not to create a fixed agenda that was regimented.  And that is how we ended up in Corsica. Macedonia was (still is) high on my list of must visits.  I have been told the … Continue reading

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