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Our Gap Year has been wonderful and things have fallen into place for us as we went along. One such example was staying with Neil & Bernie on the way home. It was a great transition from our year on the boat … Continue reading →
Our boat neighbours, Thierry and Marie Ange offered to bring us to this annual festival, giving thanks to Saint Vincent the patron saint of wine. The festival started in 1938 and it is held in different towns each year. In … Continue reading →
Living in Chalon, it’s difficult and expensive to find newspapers in English so I signed up to get the Sunday Times on line. After reading my first edition last Sunday I felt depressed. Why?
Roger Collins invited us to his regular New Year Party on his Barge Silhouette. We joined him, his son William and his friends for dinner. It was our first experience of a French New Year Celebration and what a feast … Continue reading →
On this Gap Year we have learned to go with the flow. Because of our car problems we will now be celebrating New Year with Rodger Collins and his friends on his barge Silhouette in Chalon, not as planned in … Continue reading →
Yesterday we went to visit Hospices du Beaune, a free hospital for the poor of Burgundy founded in 1443 by Nicolas Rolin. We ourselves are supporters of Saint Vincent de Paul, a charitable organisation also founded in France by Fredric … Continue reading →
We have been delighted with our winter moorings in Chalon but on Friday and Saturday we got a reality check.
Recently on return trip from Ireland we stop at Reims. We always wanted to see it as many boaters had told us it was a beautiful and interesting city. They were right.
The day after we arrived back from Ireland my daughter Louise, Son in Law Jo and my grandchildren Eve and Eamon came to stay a few days. From Jo we learned about Bla Bla Car.
We arrived in Munster on Tuesday, intending on staying one night. We took a chance and went into the main town harbour instead of going to the local marina. While it was not an official mooring site, we saw one other … Continue reading →
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