Beaujolais Delivers

Exploring the villages of Beaujolais in January was a challenge but I struck lucky at the Caveau Chateau de Fleurie

Beaune and the Musee de Vins

My visit to the Musee de Vin at Beaune was a vivid reminder of how important wine has been in the history of the Bourgogne region.

Along the Birmingham Canals

We walked along the Birmingham Canals where graffitti artists have made their mark in technicolor

Visiting Soubes

We drove to Soubes in Languedoc for our annual holiday in the south of France.

Our Dorset Trip

We visited Dorset in July 2021 to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary!

My e-bike journey begins

My e-bike journey begins. 61st birthday. Down to the allotment. Nothing can go wrong,.

Cave Paintings

Hidden deep inside caves, art from 15,000 years ago and even earlier

Iceland

Far enough north to see the aurora borealis, you can bathe outside in the coldest winter

Haw Par Villas

A slice of madness in the business-focused Southeast Asian financial capital Singapore

Agios Nikolaos

Still a sleepy Greek fishing village even though the Peloponnese has become a magnet for tourists

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