Wednesday 29 June 2016

Holiday review

Due to technical and time restraints I was unable to complete my daily blog so a holiday review will have to suffice. Sorry. 
The French reveira we skipped through without stopping,despite repeated requests, but the scenery in and around Monaco was truly stunning, as were the French and Italian Alps. A week into the holiday clearly put pressure on new relationships and that between Derek and Janet exploded in a restaurant incident whereby the latter seriously threatened to upend her dinner on the head of the former. Fortunately Lynne and I managed to steady the ship and the holiday reached its intended conclusion and duration, but maybe a little quieter.

Sunday 12 June 2016


We found and booked into a Campanile hotel ( a sort of down market Travellodge ).it badlyneeded some TLC,but was not reflected in the price.

Friday 10 June 2016


A wet, miserable day,featuring thunderstorms,during which we played Yahtzee.
Our original trip to Italy got postponed awaiting better weather. We aim to set out early tomorrow morning so what little packing needed has hopefully been completed today. The contrast with yesterday,weather wise, is amazing. Today is cold and wet with no sign of the sun.
I will be fascinated to see how Derek manages to fit all he has planned for tomorrow into the day, particularly as the channel tunnel trip home has already been booked.
Watch this space.

Thursday 9 June 2016

Cognac with heat

We spent the day driving to Cognac and looking round the very historic town in very high heat, the girls shopping for up-market clothes, Derek and I searching for bars. After yesterday's over-use of alcohol I made a supreme effort to restrain from  drinking until  we visited the Hennesey distillery during late afternoon where we tasted various brews ranging between 20 and 100% proof. Temperatures soared to 32 degrees C. A perfect day.
Tomorrow we intend heading for Italy.

Monday 6 June 2016

Aching muscles gone

Not literally. I have my next gym session this afternoon so time will tell?
The session went well,new achievements were reached in each exercise, and all my aches and pains remarkably disappeared. It was a very warm day and very satisfying overall.

Saturday 4 June 2016

Quiet day

Apart from my daily walk it was a quiet, inactive day. Hopefully it gave my aching muscles a chance to recover. I'll let you know tomorrow.

Friday 3 June 2016

Cars exchanged

Tom arrived by train from London and we sorted all the paperwork out for him to drive the car back this afternoon. Bye,bye Kia and thanks for the memories.
I have to say it was a brilliant car, faultless in fact.
Today is cold yet again, so apart from my gym visit and taking Tom for lunch we have nothing planned.

Wednesday 1 June 2016

Life begins again at 67.

I have lost count of the number of times I have used the " life begins " headline but it seems appropriate for today. We are starting our first holiday for many years soon, visiting France and Italy,courtesy of Ryanair and Derek. We have a trip to Florida planned for later in the year and hopefully New  Zealand  thereafter. Exciting eh?