I must start with an apology, I'm getting a strong sense of Deja-vu with this post. I'm pretty sure I've written about Ile deRe before, but on a quick scan back through old posts couldn't find one. It's possibly on my old blog? If it does turn up it would be interesting to see if…Read more Ile de Re
I'm not much of a gardener but love visiting and being in gardens. My mother filled her small terraced garden with blooms and my sister has inherited Mum's green fingers and has a lovely garden, but I'm usually having too much fun to take photos which do it justice. I'm lucky to have two beautiful open gardens right on…Read more Gardens
To be honest I think I've only ever been to the one, although both Edinburgh, my home of nearly thirty years, and Carlisle, smell of biscuits.** The chocolatey town? Oloron Ste Marie in the south of France, where we visited the Lindt factory. Actually that's a bit misleading, I don't think you can take factory tours.…Read more Towns that smell of chocolate*
These days I start thinking about lunch pretty much right after breakfast, certainly no later than mid morning. Who am I trying to kid? This is normal , not lockdown behaviour for me. I have to be very, very busy or ill, not to have at least part of my mind on my next meal.…Read more Stopping for lunch
I'm back with the armchair travel. In Le Puy. A stop on our return through France in October. And at first I wasn't sure whether I did like it. Actually it was strange and beautiful on first sight. Approaching from the hills we could see its stripy cathedral, and weird volcanic toadstools, those topped with…Read more Le Puy en Velay
Not the musical variety, in fact I don't think I've ever been to one of those home or away. There were Glasgow's Big Day concerts in 1990, somehow I got into the then Copthorne hotel to watch the George Square gig and then went down to Glasgow Green in the evening (that was the time Sheena Easton…Read more Exploring festivals abroad
What will I write in my diary tonight? Last Thursday in Deauville was mostly about food! It might have been a tad chilly outdoors but this was our favourite cafe and we didn't want to leave @southfieldchat (aka B) behind. That would have added insult to injury. Thursday was "le vet" day, she had to…Read more Keeping track…..
My first ever blog was a travel one. It was private, a way to share my trip to Australia with my sister. I'd got an iPad as an early birthday present and MasterS researched the options and helped me set it up. Then I got the bug.... Track back two years. It's 2010. I'd started…Read more Travelling