A weekend in the Dordogne: More on the story of Josephine Baker…singer, dancer, spy

Saturday 23 July 2022 Saturday afternoon we embarked on a journey to Chateau des Milandes, the chateau Josephine Baker (see our Morocco blog) had rented prior to the war from 1937 (and later purchased in 1947). She unfortunately lost it towards the end of her life, in 1968 after going broke. Situated in the Dordogne […]

A visit to Thun, Switzerland – the home of B&T precision gun makers.

Friday 11 February 2022 Thank you to all those commenting on the Blog. We really enjoy reading your comments. Feeling slightly guilty about the  ease of  travelin Europe and having looked up on line that there were no Covid restrictions preventing us from traveling to Switzerland, we set off by car at noon for the […]

Paris October 2021

Tuesday to Friday 19 October 2021 Sylvia dropped me off at the Nimes Pont du Gard railway station where I caught the fast train to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, which is close to the Expo centre which was hosting the MOLPOL exhibition for the rest of the week. I checked into the close-by Hilton […]