Monthly Archives: July 2018

OMAD

Today was so busy I forgot to take any photos. That hasn’t happened for a long time. I washed the girls before heading for the gym first thing then back home to Skype with mum. Then, after a bit of … Continue reading

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Dull, dull, dull

I’d never been to a pre-season friendly before tonight and I doubt I’ll ever go again. The real point of them is for new players to prove themselves on the pitch and for the manager to watch. It’s all very … Continue reading

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Freya’s ear

I didn’t mention this at the end of yesterday’s post because it didn’t really have anything to do with our holiday and it was almost midnight…so. Last night, just before sleep, Mirinda decided to give Freya’s ears a good pluck. … Continue reading

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Being jolly at the airport

One of the reasons we don’t normally get planes to France is the fact that Mirinda doesn’t like them. She dislikes the entire process: customs, security, border control, etc. Every step along the route causes her greater and greater annoyance. … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye…twice

It seems like a few months ago that we first turned up in Tremolat. We have felt so at home in the gite, with the pool and the privacy, it’s a shame we now have to leave it. Mirinda asked … Continue reading

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Murmuring not shouting

Into every holiday some rain must fall even if it’s metaphorical. Today was our wet day. Appropriately we went to the aquarium at Le Bugue. Mirinda loves aquariums. Mirinda hated this one. I have to agree with her. The whole … Continue reading

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Life up high

“Do you see those rock ledges up there?” Asked the lord of Reignac. “Where, sir? Do you mean the ones where the prehistoric men lived? The ones we can hardly see because the distance is so great and they are … Continue reading

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Like a thousand bees, the trumpets sounded

Following the bizarre evening we had yesterday we decided a more sedate approach to today was called for. We figured a jazz night at an art studio comprising a harmonica player and a pianist struck just the right balance. But … Continue reading

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(Please don’t) Release the dogs of War

Tonight was one of the stranger holiday nights we’ve ever spent. It ranks up there with the Fana Folklore for oddity. I was convinced that Fana Folklore couldn’t be beaten but I stand corrected, Les Mensterels of Issigeac is definitely … Continue reading

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Shem, Frank and the Great Tablecloth of Wonder

Many, many years ago a couple of salesmen (let’s call them Shem and Frank) were a bit hard up for ready cash. They would roam the countryside, selling their wares from off the back of their donkey called Job. Times, … Continue reading

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