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dear diary (rose)

Monday, 3 May 2010 | Views [782] | Comments [2]

A morning in Aix-en-Provence, nothing to write home about, then we headed to the coast. I was a woman on a mission. - A few years ago, my mum discovered a battered old diary in a car boot sale. We don't know who the writer was, but we know she ... Read more >


magnetic (rose)

Saturday, 17 Apr 2010 | Views [507] | Comments [3]

I just discovered this photo on my camera. The day before we left Brighton, I was round at Sarah G's making tea, chatting, hugging, sobbing, overwhelmed with emotion. Fetching milk from the fridge I spied this, and it just about tipped me over the edge.... Read more >


passing by and passers by (rose)

Saturday, 17 Apr 2010 | Views [488] | Comments [2]

Dismissed as being too Disneyland-esque, Huw hated Carcassonne (very vocally of course, being him, but would we have him any other way..?!) but Suze and I succumbed to its charm nevertheless and enjoyed wandering round the cobbled streets within the ... Read more >


at the end of the road (huw)

Friday, 16 Apr 2010 | Views [438] | Comments [1]

The wood and stone house sat at the end of the road and in it arose questions of whether to ever set off on the road again. Inside there was a meeting of minds; surprising, and inspiring when your own has been derided and scorned for expressing the ... Read more >


au revoir couillas (rose)

Friday, 16 Apr 2010 | Views [462]

The time had come. Oddy the truck was back on top form, and we'd run out of excuses to stay any longer. Plus Suze had a date to keep in Italy. Lola licked our faces for the last time, a bear hug from Ed and long sad squeeze from Ali (aka Fantastic ... Read more >


why the hell I wanted that (huw)

Thursday, 15 Apr 2010 | Views [707] | Comments [2]

The response to the 101 has always been either "Wicked!" or "What the hell do you want that for?" Justifying it to the former is obviously never a problem, but the latter group, well it's difficult to convince them that it has any ... Read more >


nigella eat your heart out (rose)

Thursday, 15 Apr 2010 | Views [531]

Now we were five, and life in our own little commune within a commune went happily on for a few more days. By night, we rigged up our makeshift sheet/projector cinema, watched great films (The Boat That Rocked, Zeitgeist) and drank local vin rouge and ... Read more >


bon appetit (rose)

Thursday, 15 Apr 2010 | Views [438]

On the Wednesday evening, we were invited to dine with Couillas' only other regular inhabitants: the fabulously French Jojo, complete with beret, colonel moustache, twinkly eyes and naughty laugh, his wife Marie-Claude, his sister Jacky and her charming ... Read more >


muesli mountain (rose)

Thursday, 15 Apr 2010 | Views [446]

Note to self: update blog far more often... About an hour south of Toulouse, at the end of a long and winding road leading out of a tiny village called Chein Dessus, is a string of 'communes' or mini villages. Couillas is the last. After that, the road ... Read more >


motorway musings (rose)

Tuesday, 30 Mar 2010 | Views [731] | Comments [3]

Today is Monday(ish). We are almost exactly 1,000km south of where we were last Monday. After Belgium, our personal pilgrimage led us into northern France. At Thiepval Cemetary, the impressive and imposing memorial to the missing of the Somme, we ... Read more >

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