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Moving on to G(h)ent

Monday 4th July, 2022 I only added the "h" for the Anglophones - in Belgium it's most definitely Gent. (or Gand, but let's not go...

A day in Brussels

Sunday 3rd July, 2022 After a good night's sleep today's mission was to find a breakfast spot. The hotel does do a breakfast buffet but...

A short interlude...

Friday 1st July, 2022 JULY!! How did that happen? A whole month since I sold my house! I have been in Stirling for the week - getting my...

Back to the Future

Sunday 26th June 2022 The flight back was apparently nearly cancelled but a sterling effort from the Easyjet crew meant we landed back in...

One Wedding and a Flight Home

Saturday 25th June 2022 And at last the weather has improved again - a nice sunny day but not overwhelmingly hot. The bad news was that...

At the Confluence

Friday 24th June 2022 Another wet day so the decision was taken to "give in" and visit La Musee des Confluences. This ultra-modern...

Uphill by Funicular

Today is going to be a day of dodging thunderstorms and so the poncho is packed! We first of all headed to a building we had seen from...

Of buses and boats

Wednesday 22nd June 2022 So the first thing to do was to find breakfast (the hotel does breakfast but in a dismal "breakfast room") and...

Moving on to Lyon

Tuesday June 21st 2022 It seems to be a recurring theme in Clermont that if you ask for le petit dejeuner they think you expect...

Auvergne Tales

Monday 20th June 2022 Clermont on a Monday morning is somewhat busier and we need to explore. After hosting a Facebook Live (I'm working...

Clermont-bound

Sunday 19th June 2022 After our Parisian wanderings we boarded a train to Clermont-Ferrand - partly inspired by a BBC programme entitled...

One Night in Paris

Saturday 18th June 2022 On the move again - this time it is a delayed holiday with a pal to the Auvergne region of France which was...

A Short Pause...

A short trip back to Stirling to deal with some administrative tasks and laundry... Took the Gatwick Express to.... Gatwick and then flew...

Anyone for Tennis?

Tuesday 14th June 2022 I have wanted to go to "Queens" - the smaller grass-court tournament in London - for a number of years. (For...

Arrivederci Italia

Monday 13th June 2022 Another day of travelling beckons - this time back to London. Our host picked us up and took us to the airport...

Going Underground

Sunday 12th June 2022 Temperatures soaring again in Naples so we decided that going underground would be a good option - and not just to...

Up Pompeii!

Saturday 11th June, 2022 The title will have some meaning for those d’un certain age, for everyone else - we went to Pompeii. We took a...

A Napoli

See Naples and die - apparently? Well given that you take your life in your hands every time you cross the road that’s maybe going to be...

Reflections on Roma

So Rome has been left behind and it’s onward to Napoli. However I did drop a coin in the Trevi Fountain and so I’ll be back! We both...

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