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Saturday, 6 August 2016

Home Again (Again)


Back home again- I've barely been at home for the last three weeks have I? I'm sure those of you who don't have long summer holidays don't want to hear about the beautiful rolling hills of the Dordogne, the sandy coloured French villages, the point at which the Dordogne and Vezere rivers converge, engravings made on cave walls by our ancestors 25, 000 years ago that take the breath away, the fine wines of the Bergerac and Saumur, long sun drenched evenings, the daily sunshine and 34 degree heat. So I won't go on about it. If it's any consolation I can offer this advice- don't  get a ferry back across the Channel from Caen to Portsmouth that lands at 10 pm and then leaves you having to drive up to Manchester round not one, not two but three sets of roadwork diversions and gets you back in at 3 am.

Long summer drives through France on the other hand are a joy. The roads are great, traffic is minimal, the scenery wonderful. We have occasional differences about what should soundtrack the journeys. This year's tune that all of us agreed on was this recent smash from Beyonce, full of ire and anger, led by calypso strings and some intense drums. It borrows liberally from Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs too.

Hold Up

If you haven't heard it the album Lemonade is full of great tracks. Genuinely.

9 comments:

The Swede said...

This is the first time I've ever knowingly listened to anything by Beyonce, (which perhaps shows you what a sheltered life I live!) and I was ready to be a bit dismissive of it, but it is really good isn't it? I'd say it owes a hell of a lot to Andy Williams, or at least to whoever arranged 'Can't Get Used to Losing You'.
Welcome back Adam, great photo.

acidted said...

Welcome back.

drew said...

Welcome home SA.

George said...

Part of me is quite jealous that you have holidayed in France, we used to go twice a year. And never to the same place, a fabulous country. I was prepared to loathe your choice of music, but I cam't. it's actualy quite good

Swiss Adam said...

Thanks for trusting me on this one George and The Swede. Try Freedom too- righteous BlackLivesMatter psychedelic soul

drew said...

Did you get to Montazeau for the vin rouge?

Walter said...

Welcome back SA. Seems you had a great time in France.

Swiss Adam said...

Didn't make it to Montazeau Drew. Plenty of good wine regardless.

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