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 in Europe.
We look forward to the end of war and a peaceful world

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 in Europe.
We look forward to the end of war and a peaceful world

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”

In search of Hemingway and Midnight in Paris – a chapter from my Paris Travel Memoir

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.

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.

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”