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100-Word Challenge for Grownups – Week #166

Do you want to write too? Click below: https://jfb57.wordpress.com/2015/02/03/100-word-challenge-for-grown-ups-week166/ This week’s prompt is … checking in proved to be… +100 words Night ride She sighed. It was hot and the platform was crowded – the last train to Lyon was delayed. The announcement … Continue reading

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Have you ever…. leant your bike against an old wall?

In Australia, we consider a building to be ‘old’ if it was constructed 200 years ago. In France, this age is considered to be a rather ‘new’ construction and not really anything special. However, even the French consider the archway in … Continue reading

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I took this photo recently and I love it. To me it is the ultimate in cycling freedom. The photo was captured in Paris but is a common sight in many parts of France. Aside from the recommendation that you have … Continue reading

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The Canal du Midi

The Canal du Midi runs from Toulouse to the coast – a number of hundred kilometres. It is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site for the fact that the canal is so well maintained, is an excellent example of … Continue reading

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The best things about summer

Sadly today marks the last day of summer for us. The nights are getting cooler and the days markedly shorter. The vegetable garden which has produced many hundreds of kilos of tomatoes, egg plant (brinjals), zucchinis, squashes, beans, spinach and … Continue reading

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Travel Challenge: Lichens on an old stone wall

There are many, many old stone walls in Scotland. All were built by hand, each stone being carefully selected and placed to maintain the strength and stability of the wall. The most amazing walls I saw while cycling in this … Continue reading

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So familiar, yet so foreign

Sadly, it was all over! The cycling tour that we had planned for months and anticipated with excitement and not a little apprehension! It was our first cyclo-tour and we had gone on fitness preparation rides, learnt to pack the … Continue reading

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