Monthly Archives: January 2018

Hotpot heaven

I made a Persian hotpot on Monday to eat on Tuesday night. I didn’t know what Mirinda and Bob wanted to do so thought it was a good option. As it turned out, Bob took us to Bel and the … Continue reading

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Final goodbye

After dinner tonight, I said goodnight to Bob for the last time this trip. He leaves for Japan tomorrow morning then, after a brief and unexpected stopover in Tokyo, heads for home. He is the last of our Chrissy guests. … Continue reading

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Return of the travellers

Ten days has felt like quite a bit longer from here in Farnham. Still, end it finally has, and Mirinda and Bob returned to the more familiar surroundings of South East England…as opposed to southern France. As for me, my … Continue reading

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Avignon II

14 January 7.30 am lying in bed It is probably about time that I said something about our accommodation in Avignon. You may have noticed complete silence on this thus far. That was me adjusting a level or two after … Continue reading

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Avignon

12 January 7.45am at Avignon in self-catering apartment The sun doesn’t rise here till about 8.20am so it is still pretty dark as I start writing this. It has also got distinctly chilly with the “mistral wind” blowing. We’re only … Continue reading

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#WeAreWoking

Today I went to Woking for a meeting with Kirsty at the Surrey History Centre. I’m wanting to volunteer to help enter the Surrey people who were involved in the First World War onto their database. I found out about … Continue reading

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Carcassonne

6.05 pm at Carcassone Bed and Breakfast Another enormous bathtub – this seems to be turning into the holiday of no showers. But enforced relaxation with bubbles and pistachio nuts works rather nicely, especially following a glass or two of … Continue reading

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Toulouse

Toulouse 6.10pm in bedroom at Hotel Des Arts – raining, thunder, wind Just had a long relaxing bath in a huge tub with loads of bubbles. The shower head is set about 3 feet off the ground so, despite great … Continue reading

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Off to France

Mirinda and Bob left for their ten day trip in southern France today. Carol picked them up at 4:30pm so they had most of the day to faff. Actually Bob spent a lot of the day sitting in a recliner … Continue reading

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From the island

Bob returned from Jersey today. He regaled us with tales of high adventure and wild weather. Herewith, I include some of what he told us. Because of Storm Eleanor, it would be safe to say that Bob’s trip to Jersey … Continue reading

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