Monthly Archives: May 2018

Another oldie

Copenhagen, Carslberg brewery. Note that there is nobody else except us. After each visit you could sample the beers. We just stayed in the sampling room all afternoon. If my memory is correct, the 3 Elephants beer was particularly strong. … Continue reading

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Volvo Ocean Race – Leg 9 – Finish

All but one arrived in Cardiff during the course of the day Only 4 minutes separated the first two boats It also means that team Dongfeng and my favorite skipper have taken the lead (a very narrow one) over team … Continue reading

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Lost photo

I just found this photo. I am almost certain it was in Barcelone many moons ago. A very pleasant evening it was too.

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SNCF

Je trouve ça pas si mal…

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Volvo Ocean Race – Leg 9

Yesterday evening at 20:00 (UTC) saw the departure of the 9th leg from Newport to Cardiff. Quite an exciting start with Team Brunel leading the pack. Fourteen hours later as I write this, Dongfeng has taken the lead by steering … Continue reading

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EU parliament v UK

So the UK government has been asking Mr Zuckerberg to appear before parliament. Request which has been repeatedly completely ignored. I am surprised to read today that Mr Zuckerberg has just accepted the European Parliament’s invitation. What does it say … Continue reading

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Incredible

Can anyone believe this woman? and I am being careful using the word woman. What is the matter with a country which raises such individuals. More disconcerting is that many people believe this crap. I am glad to be living … Continue reading

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Medieval town

Went to Mirepoix this morning. Mirepoix is in the Ariège department at the foot of the majestic Pyrenean mountain rang. It is only 30 to 40 minutes by car west from Carcassonne. The departmental road as opposed to the highway … Continue reading

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The culprit

Further to one of my previous moans on the subject, here is the beast which needs to be stopped. Any advice on how to achieve this is welcome. Took the photo this morning one one of his passes over the … Continue reading

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Paradise island

For those who might not know yet, my youngest son Thomas married Sonja yesterday (May 1st) on the island of Moorea in French Polynesia. Is there a better place? Wishing them all the best and will see them end of … Continue reading

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