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Thursday, 1 August 2013

En Vacances


Right then mes amis- cheerio! See you all in two weeks. Shortly we hit the M62, Hull to Zeebrugee, long drive through France to Lake Annecy where we are camping for eleven nights; wine and cheese, the Alps, Dijon, Lyon, a potential day trip to Italy, near bankruptcy on our return....

Here's some French songs to send us on our way, first one from the lovely Francoise Hardy...

Strange Shadows




And something from Serge...

Requiem Pour Un Con



And that's pretty much how I expect the French to look.


8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy holiday! In two days I will leave too, for three weeks of sea, sun and good food (at least I hope so..). If you actually come to Italy, presumably in Piedmont (my region) or Val D'Aosta, since it seems you're going to be close, I would suggest that you try the agnolotti or ravioli di carne with a good bottle of Barbera, Grignolino or Dolcetto. Or even better Barolo (but be warned: it's one of Italy's best wines, therefore it's expensive).
Luca.

Simon said...

Happy holidays. Think of the bloggers stuck in front of their computers in dark rooms sweating in the heatwave.

Walter said...

Happy holidays. Enjoy France and Italy and as Luca said the wine I can recommend the Barolo too).

Drew Wingate said...

au revoir Sa. I will be in Machrahanish with the midges and rain.

davyh said...

Happy Holidays SA & family, et bonne route x

Dirk said...

All the best, SA and enjoy your stay! I'll be off to the Dutch coast in one week ... can't wait!

And, Luca, believe it or not: I have to go to Italy for a business trip in October ... bearing my recent slagging off Italians in general in mind, I assume this is sort of I-get-what-I-deserve, right?

Anonymous said...

Dirk, I just hope your business trip will be successful and that you will have the opportunity to appreciate some of the good things my country has to offer to those who come to Italy, be it for work, holidays or whatever. Believe me, I'm not patriotic in any sense, it's just that I think that excessive generalizations sometimes push us to have preconceived ideas, which leads to only see the negative and never the positive of that with which we are dealing. In simpler words, there’s a lot of good in Italy and in Italians (at least in the ones I know), if you know where to look. But maybe, it’s just the undying optimistic in me..
Anyway, what will be your destination, exactly?
Luca

Dirk said...

Well, Luca, it's just two stays overnight in the Milano area, so I'm afraid I won't have any time to enjoy anything apart from perhaps one or two decent meals plus a few glasses of Barolo. Will report once it's over ...