Monthly Archives: January 2016

The winter that wasn’t

First of all, for regular readers, Alison continues to make a good recovery after her operation. Many  thanks for all your concern and prayers. Now for several weeks we have been anticipating creating a Winter Special Edition Blog full of … Continue reading

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In hospital …

We all prefer to think that if something unpleasant is going to happen to us then it will at least happen at an appropriate time. And getting appalling intestinal pains eight hours before boarding a plane to the UK  does … Continue reading

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The dead road to Châteaudouble

  UPDATE: We were intending to be in the UK this week and so had drafted this blog in advance. However, early on the morning of Monday 11th Alison was sized by severe stomach pain so we headed off to … Continue reading

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December in the water

This topic of this blog is a little bit overdue but the last few weeks there seemed to be more appropriate Christmas themes to discuss. Besides, we feel that some of you in the rainswept north may enjoy thinking about the … Continue reading

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Often Christmas but never winter

The first thing to say about this Christmas is that in one sense it hasn’t been very Christmassy. As you probably have heard, the dry and extraordinarily warm weather has continued in our part of Europe. Streams are dry, mimosa … Continue reading

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