Category Archives: 2017

Chateau of Chenonceau, the Chateau of the Ladies

No visit to the Loire Valley is complete without a visit to the 16th century Chateau de Chenonceau, the Chateau of the Ladies. Diane de Poitiers, the favourite mistress of King Henri II, was gifted the chateau by the king. … Continue reading

Chartres – again

So here we are in Chartres again … loved it last year, looking forward to two nights here this time. We have a lovely B&B, Maunoury Citybreak, two minutes walk from the pedestrian zone. We have a small apartment with … Continue reading

Our visit to Auvers-sur-Oise

An early morning arrival at Charles de Gaulle Airport went without a hitch, though we four went through a routine questioning before exiting Customs. Not a problem. Called TT Cars & were promptly picked up & taken to the Depot. … Continue reading

Long Haul Flying – it ain’t what it used to be!

I remember (now, THAT”S an old person’s saying!) when flying was quite a luxurious experience – smaller planes, more individual attention, Business Class was pretty good, First Class was superb. And I know because we used to be able to … Continue reading

Europe 2017 Here We Come!

So time to leave the cold and head for the heat. And what heat! We hear it’s up to 40 degrees celsius, so bring it on! I’m trying to “pack light” this year (not that I ever really “pack large”) … Continue reading