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Images from the land of the slightly upset oak tree

Happy Birthday Mr. E

Happy birthday Mr E

Old Boar Quarry

Rock from Padstow War Memorial

A walk from Padstow to Stepper Point Quarry.

Padstow War Memorial

War Memorial.

Crossing to Hawker's Cove

Across to Hawker's Cove.

Stepper Point to Pentire Point

Stepper Point from the Quarry.

Old Boar Quarry

The bog garden at the south edge of the quarry.

Hawker's Cove

Hawker's Cove as the tide drops.

Pew

St John's

Between the showers

Between the showers

Waun Fach & Grwyne Fawr Loop

Didcot

Up early for the Bath Spa express.

Waun Fach & Grwyne Fawr Reservior Loop

And a day in the hills with the gents.

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Someone had the same boot trouble as I did on Snowdon.

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The views of wide, open, vistas, were none too shabby.

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Sheep, mice, but not the advertised Lamagaboogler.

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But we may have missed one while quaffing the champers.

Llanthony

Llanthony

Dinner, and a pint or four, at the Priory in Llanthony.

Most lovely, thanks chaps.

New Milton Dog Walk Views

Views from excursions of the early morning kind with Mr Special and Pip...

Milton

Milton

Milton

Milton

Milton

Milton

There were crack-of-dawn swimmers...

Milton

Milton

...and evening flyers.

Milton

Milton

The boys were best behaved.

Milton

Even Charlie. (Who didn't bite my finger.)

Pip came to stay

Pip

Guess who came to stay?

Pip

Some reeducation was necessary.

Bristol

Bristol

F, in Bristol!

Shoes

Salomon

Salomon's. My go to since 2005. Wear them.

Where am I?

Dublin

Where am I?

Dublin

Google street, Dublin.

Milton Lunch

Milton

Milton

Milton

A spot of lunch in Milton (new) to say thank you for looking after Mr Special and Sir Ewok while we were taking in the sights, and as a little well done celebration

Bunkfest 2022

Band of Hope

Fleur, Drew & Maff

Band of Hope followed by Fleur Stevenson (with Maff and Drew) at Le Clos for the last evening of Bunkfest. Tight.

No lanterns this time.

Amsterdam Overflow

The best pad in Amsterdam?

New family

Johny Wonder, Amsterdam

Some extras from Amsterdam.

Montmartre

Montmartre

Montmartre

Montmartre

Montmartre. Where we discover the boy's culture¹ limit.

And yes, it was just as good as the last time

Footnotes:

  1. The editor reprimanded me. I think you mean "the culture expressed by Impressionism, Symbolism, Art Nouveau, Neo-Impressionism, Divisionism, Fauvism, Cubism, Art Deco and Abstract art movements that evolved in Paris" (to paraphrase from wikipedia) rather than culture per se².
  2. Actually, they didn't use the phrase per se, but you get the drift.

Sacré-Cœur

Sauf vélo

Sacré-Cœur, Paris

Harvey

Finn

Montmartre

The Ants

Sacré-Cœur, Paris

Second visit was just as good as the first

The card game

The card game

I lost.

Eiffel

Finn

Stop

Originally the tower had a permit to stand for 20 years. It was to be dismantled in 1909, that would have been five years before construction of Sacré-Cœur had completed.

Oh yes!

Shakespeare and Company

積ん読 ++++

Apartment View

Apartment window view

Water lilies: Better in colour?

Water lilies tour guide

Water lilies tour guide

The tour guide really impressed the boys with his knowledge of the construction of the panels (each panel mounted on casters so that Claude could move them around in his purpose-built studio while painting, from a combination of smaller-scale sketches and his memory). If you look closely you can spot the seams.

Soon there was a whole procession penguin shuffling around the gallery, everyone looking closely for the joints. Or perhaps everyone was just going that way anyway.


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