Paris Restaurants Cafes and locations

A few shots taken over the last few years. Paris always draws you back and hopefully we can travel again soon – CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL VIEW

In search of Hemingway and Midnight in Paris – The Full Story

Writing about Paris throws up too many ideas and most of them are very personal and I wonder does anyone want to read such personal memoirs. Which brings me to Hemingway and the Woody Allen film ‘Midnight in Paris’ which is basically a Paris travel advertisement ( and no less enjoyable for that) based on Hemingway’s book ‘A Moveable Feast’. We watched the film again for about the fiftieth time over Christmas. Hemingway’s book is a memoir of his time in Paris in the 1920’s with his first wife Hadley and their young son.

Tommy Simpson and our Ascent of Mont Ventoux

From early on in my life I have always had a fascination about the career and death of the British cyclist Tommy Simpson. In my youth I was a keen cyclist, but I never cycled competitively. I had one of those ‘Can you remember where you were when JFK was shot?’ moments in 1967 when Simpson died that July day during the Tour de France on his ascent of Mt Ventoux. I do remember exactly where I was when Kennedy died. I was in a fish and chip shop in Darwen, Lancashire – my hometown. I clearly remember my parents and everyone around being very shocked.

Travelling in the UK – A Day In……

Please enjoy my New Travel Blog that will become my next travel book on Amazon Enjoy some travel thoughts from these English towns – I will add more over the coming months Go to the full story ……A Day In …..

Chocolat filmed in the quietest film location village in Burgundy

Taken from my NEW book released on July 7th Chocolat This destination is one of our favourites – Northern Burgundy. It is a much neglected part of France from a tourist standpoint. To the north is Champagne with its landscape of gently rolling vine covered hillsides. The towns of Champagne are steeped in wine makingContinue reading “Chocolat filmed in the quietest film location village in Burgundy”

A Day in…………Port Isaac Cornwall

Port Isaac is a small fishing village that tumbles down to the sea at a narrow cove on the North Cornish coast. Although certainly not short of tourists we found this area delightfully by passed by most visitors as they speed along the coastal roads to Newquay, St Ives and other hotspots of Cornish tourism.Continue reading “A Day in…………Port Isaac Cornwall”

Travelling in the UK – A Day In……

Please enjoy my New Travel Blog that will become my next travel book on Amazon Enjoy some travel thoughts from these English towns – I will add more over the coming months Go to the full story ……A Day In …..

A Day in………Whitby, Yorkshire

A Day in ………..Whitby Whitby – a name synonymous with a number of cultural events and iconic characters. I will endeavour to write this short piece without referring to the obvious. I shall try but it will be difficult. You see I go to Whitby for none of them. I also am not a fanContinue reading “A Day in………Whitby, Yorkshire”

Travelling in the UK – A Day In……

Please enjoy my New Travel Blog that will become my next travel book on Amazon Enjoy some travel thoughts from these English towns – I will add more over the coming months Go to the full story ……A Day In …..

In search of Hemingway and Midnight in Paris – The Full Story

Writing about Paris throws up too many ideas and most of them are very personal and I wonder does anyone want to read such personal memoirs. Which brings me to Hemingway and the Woody Allen film ‘Midnight in Paris’ which is basically a Paris travel advertisement ( and no less enjoyable for that) based on Hemingway’s book ‘A Moveable Feast’. We watched the film again for about the fiftieth time over Christmas. Hemingway’s book is a memoir of his time in Paris in the 1920’s with his first wife Hadley and their young son.