Travels – Aigues-Mortes and Arles

Back to the UK and it's overcast and about 20 degrees cooler than in Europe. No matter though as I have some pictures to remember our rather fabulous trip. Aigues Mortes France - and certainly in the south - is known for its Citadels. Those towns and villages that are often to be seen perched … Continue reading Travels – Aigues-Mortes and Arles

Notes on the Road Days 9 & 10

The day has finally come. We have to say au revoir to Saint-Gilles in Gard and head north. Our overnight stop is in Champagne. Bien sur. Pool at the house in Saint-Gilles. This is the only picture I took of where we stayed! We left early for one of two reasons. 1. it’s a 7 … Continue reading Notes on the Road Days 9 & 10

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy (1905)

Well! What a fun old time was had here. Let me take you back to the French Revolution in 1792. The women were beautiful, the men handsome and fearless, the French were scoundrels. These are the perilous tales of one secret agent and his brave band of loyal followers rescuing the French aristocracy who are … Continue reading The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy (1905)

The Mysterious Affair At Styles, by Agatha Christie (1920)

You know where you are with Ms Christie, let's call her 'Safe Hands'. Although I must confess I'm not sure I've read a tremendous amount of her books - an oversight I must correct of course. So, beginning with the first Poirot made eminent sense! Listening to these novels is an excellent way of ramping … Continue reading The Mysterious Affair At Styles, by Agatha Christie (1920)