Place Contrascarpe Latin Quarter Paris France

Please check out my travel books on Amazon – enjoy France from your armchair isolation. Looking forward to travelling again Thanks and hope everyone keeps safe. Place Contrascarpe features often in Hemingway’s Paris memoirs ‘A Moveable Feast’ and I write of this area and his time there in my book ‘Dream of Paris’.   MerciContinue reading “Place Contrascarpe Latin Quarter Paris France”

Canet Plage the scene my First French Travel Book

Canet Plage was where we first visited France. We arrived in cold late spring weather and took our first steps of discovery around the port at Canet. We grew to love those walks into town or by crossing the harbour by small ferry. The sounds from the tightly packed boats were relaxing – gentle soundsContinue reading “Canet Plage the scene my First French Travel Book”

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”

Stormy clouds over Weston Bay and Brean Down Somerset

A stormy sky on a blustery day for a beach walk. The long beach at Weston leads down to Uphill and views over to Brean Down. To get to Brean Down you cannot get over the muddy estuary but have to walk a further seven miles which is a pity. It is well worth makingContinue reading “Stormy clouds over Weston Bay and Brean Down Somerset”

Uphill Estuary Weston Bay Somerset A special place

A perfect morning as we look over the Axe Estuary from Uphill Nature Reserve. The path leads around to the boatyard from her at the Axe Estuary at the end of the beach at Weston Super Mare Somerset England. The land that gets the tidal flow over it is rich in wild flowers and especiallyContinue reading “Uphill Estuary Weston Bay Somerset A special place”

Hôtel Restaurant les Templiers Collioure France

On this mild clear evening the sun is going down, the scene is enlightened by the lights of the harbour front cafés and bars and the spot lights focused on Collioure’s church, Notre-Dame-des-Anges, a former converted lighthouse. There is of course in this gorgeous setting the natural moonlight sparkling on the sea and reflected onContinue reading “Hôtel Restaurant les Templiers Collioure France”

Beautiful City of Wells Somerset

A medieval palace that has been the residence of the Bishops of Bath & Wells for over 800 years. The first bishop obtained a crown licence for constructing this grand home and deer park. Within the fortified Bishops Palace walls are the ruin of the Great Hall, the Bishop’s private chapel. There are also 14Continue reading “Beautiful City of Wells Somerset”

Springtime on the Canal Somerset England

Good Friday brought the most perfect of spring days this year and for us coming out of the first stage of lockdown it was a joy to be out on the canal. The Bridgewater Taunton Canal from Maunsel Lock near North Petherton takes you through some beautiful scenery and the walk as far as CreechContinue reading “Springtime on the Canal Somerset England”