343 Years ago – Today!

November 28, 2005

Riquet
On November 26, 1662 – Pierre Paul Riquet wrote a letter… which began the Canal du Midi.  More here…  You guys need to know this stuff!

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Valé Alfie…

November 28, 2005

Alfie
There’s a dark cloud over the Kent countryside today – darker than usual for this time of the year…  David & Patricia’s little mate Alfie died this morning.  Only 7 years old – but he gave (and received) a lot of love in that time.  Perhaps there are a few squirrels in the orchard breathing sighs of relief…

“Euthanasia is the last great gift… it is when you take your dog’s pain and make it your own.”


Keith’s Pictures…

November 24, 2005

Still Life
A study in still life? No…
Just a Canadian catching up on lost sleep.  Keith’s pictures have just arrived – some look so good – they are probably Peter’s pictures of Keith… on the Le Mans, TorremolinosTunis pages.


Florence & Sylvie join us!

November 14, 2005

Florence
Clean up your act chaps… there’s a lady in our midst…  Florence is here.  And she’s sent photos of Sylvie (and her family) and of Dr and Mrs Drouin. And now we are Five!


Ironic – is it not?

November 12, 2005

Tourism France
Keith spent years with Tourism Canada – John spent years with Tourism Australia… and here we are doing a major marketing job for Tourism France!  Now there’s an idea…


And yet – Another…

November 12, 2005

Le Tour
Not only the 24 Heures du Mans – but Le Tour de France…  and JB tells me he would like to meet up with it somewhere – and ride behind.  Evidently many do this… doubt I can get fit enough in time…


Another point…

November 12, 2005

Le Mans
When is the Le Mans 24 hour race? I think that’s in June. If so we should book up NOW if it clashes when we’ll be there, as all the hotels will be full.