Saturday evening we dined al fresco on the veranda, watching life play out in front of us on Quai de la République, the river Charente and Place Bassompierre on the opposite bank. It wasn’t the brightest of summer evenings, but still comfortable and very pleasant in an overcasty way. That was no longer the case […]Read more "Ode to the Indefatigable Tourist"
In large part thanks to the aid of automated translators, I routinely write emails or post on Facebook in either English, German, French or Spanish, with a smidgen Italian thrown in now and then. I’m only fluent in two of those languages, happily guessing my way through the others, killing grammar right and left as […]Read more "Electronic Lunacy"
The last two weeks have been decidedly unpleasant, filled with disconcerting news from Costa Rica, compounded by upper respiratory trouble and a case of food poisoning, unpleasantness galore! More about some of the gory and at times frightening details sometime down the road. Today on the other hand was a beautifully sunny, warm and pleasant […]Read more "Spring Has Sprung For Good!"
As I’m under the weather with a massive cold, I thought I might slap together another winter excursion post while more strenuous activities seem to be, well too strenuous. I’ll just add some pictures and links, then you can shoulder the tough labor of reading through those websites, d’ accord? Mid-February we set out to visit […]Read more "Accidental Visit in Taillebourg"
Watching our swans on the Charente river.Read more "Adieu My Little Cygnets"
Mysterious activities on a cognac barge …Read more "The Lady on the Cognac Barge"
Watching swans swimming.Read more "Swans or Swann’s or a cygnet watched"