D-Day and the American Cemetery near Omaha Beach

On the anniversary of D-Day these are my thoughts from a poignant visit to the American Cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach. It is poignant especially because of being situated where these young men fell. I hope you enjoy this recollection but sadly we still today are filling places like this as young lives are destroyed inContinue reading “D-Day and the American Cemetery near Omaha Beach”

A Day in …………….Grasmere

Grasmere is a small popular village in the English Lake District. You can indeed have a day in Grasmere itself but if you are able then it repays putting the village at the heart of a walk in the area. Our day begins just off the A591 from Ambleside at White Moss National Trust CarContinue reading “A Day in …………….Grasmere”

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”

A Day in …………….Grasmere

Grasmere is a small popular village in the English Lake District. You can indeed have a day in Grasmere itself but if you are able then it repays putting the village at the heart of a walk in the area. Our day begins just off the A591 from Ambleside at White Moss National Trust CarContinue reading “A Day in …………….Grasmere”

A Day in …………….Grasmere

Grasmere is a small popular village in the English Lake District. You can indeed have a day in Grasmere itself but if you are able then it repays putting the village at the heart of a walk in the area. Our day begins just off the A591 from Ambleside at White Moss National Trust CarContinue reading “A Day in …………….Grasmere”

A Day in ……….Fowey, Cornwall

It becomes clear as you reach the town centre and harbour area that Fowey hosts many fine, attractive independent shops. It may take some time to reach the river front. One of the first shops that catches your eye is ‘Any Old Lights’. The name is actually self-explanatory. It is a shop that has an eclectic display of vintage and retro old lights: Wall lights, ceiling lights, tripod lights, theatre lights, maritime pieces, clocks and more. An interesting start to the visit.

Waiting for lunch in a quiet moment in Mougins France

Waiting for lunch customers at a lovely French cafe. An atmospheric scene in a quiet street in Mougins France. Mougins is close to the perfume town of Grasse. The small village boasts several fine restaurants and is a lovely relaxing place to enjoy a long lunch and sleep it of by the fountain in theContinue reading “Waiting for lunch in a quiet moment in Mougins France”

Travels in France – Some film prints for my next book

My fifth book about our twenty five years of French travel is due out in the spring of 2022. It is mainly new writing and sets out to tour France from Calais to the south and tour back round to the starting point. To accompany the text I have had to delve into some pre-Continue reading “Travels in France – Some film prints for my next book”

A Day in …………….Grasmere

Grasmere is a small popular village in the English Lake District. You can indeed have a day in Grasmere itself but if you are able then it repays putting the village at the heart of a walk in the area. Our day begins just off the A591 from Ambleside at White Moss National Trust CarContinue reading “A Day in …………….Grasmere”

A Day in …………….Grasmere

Grasmere is a small popular village in the English Lake District. You can indeed have a day in Grasmere itself but if you are able then it repays putting the village at the heart of a walk in the area. Our day begins just off the A591 from Ambleside at White Moss National Trust CarContinue reading “A Day in …………….Grasmere”