Travel

Periodically we get inspired to record some of the more memorable days of trips that we have made. They serve to remind us of the things that we have done, the places we have been to and the people we have met and if we do not record them we tend to forget great chunks of the times we have spent away.
For those viewing these diaries we hope you find them interesting but they are more likely to be of interest only to our family and friends.

Roquefort Cheese & The Viaduc de Millau

Posted:
Apr 16, 2014

Author:
Martin Fuggle

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After each day away we seem to need a few days to get the shopping, washing and cleaning up to date. I'm sure that's not the correct ratio (a few days of domesticity to one day of sight seeing) but it just seems that way. However after our trip to see the 'Viaduc du Viaur' we had to collect the tickets for the rugby match this coming Friday and we also had to navigate our way through some house maintenance. We woke up one morning to find there was no heating and no hot water. I went down in the cellar to reset 'la chaufage' but it kept failing so we needed Jacques Pistres, the plumber to... + details

The 'Viaduc du Viaur'

Posted:
Apr 12, 2014

Author:
Martin Fuggle

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We decided to see the Viaduc du Viaur today but stopped at Albi on our way towards Rodez. Markets are everywhere on Saturdays and we have finally realised that they are designed for people to buy things. There was quite a while when we thought they were just there for tourists to gawk at and have a coffee somewhere close by. There are four markets in Albi on Saturdays and we decided to go to the covered market not far from the Cathedral. The building is most interesting and it is a beautiful market and maybe just this one was designed for tourists although we did buy a number of... + details

Castres, Lautrec and Burlats

Posted:
Apr 9, 2014

Author:
Martin Fuggle

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After our few days in Oxford we had a day of rest and relaxation before resuming the our task of site seeing in the Midi Pyrenees. There is so much to see that it's hard to determine our priorities since they depend on the a number of other things that affect the day. For example there is no point going to the beach when the temperature is forecast to be a maximum of 4ºC. As a result we tend to make our plans over breakfast in the morning. We have not bothered with the complex task of long term planning and we are therefore, not disappointed should we fail to meet any of our plans. The... + details

A Reunion in Oxford (and other things)

Posted:
Apr 7, 2014

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Martin Fuggle

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Jenny and I spent five days in Oxford, primarily to attend a reunion of Old Brentwoodians, many of whom I had not seen for over fifty years. Twenty old masters, knights, professors, Oxford alumni and Old Brentwoodians assembled at Keble College for the reunion dinner. Coming from as far Canada, Australia, Sweden, France and Italy as well as many parts of England it was a miracle that a everyone was able to check into Keble on time and then assemble for a tour of some of the Oxford Colleges before pre-dinner drinks at Magdalen College (spoilt only by the fact that I was told George Brandis ... + details

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I am on the committee of Harlequin Rugby Union club but no longer play rugby union. However I thoroughly enjoy royal tennis at the Royal Melbourne Tennis Club in Richmond.

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