Monthly Archives: April 2016

Route 66 1.2: The Tour of the Moon

So, after several days of struggling with my lap top PC (existencial question: why do people use PC’s and not Mac’s?) I finally loaded up my latest video routes for my home trainer. Yesterday was the Great Leap Forward. Bardolino … Continue reading

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Too Young

Please enjoy this. Three for one, Laurence Olivier, The Beatles and Peter Sellers Alas, poor Yorick, I was too young. But credit where it’s due: Hugh Bonneville put this on his Desert Island Disks. Genius. But, for ten years more. … Continue reading

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Chateau Chalon: A Secret Garden

In eighteen years of Dijon living I have discovered with shame a jewel on my doorstep. Not fifty minutes from my door is the enchanting, fairytale landscape of the Jura, and quite specifically Chateau Chalon. The Jura’s wines are very … Continue reading

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Neither condemn nor condone; however…

A couple of interesting pieces on drugs, illegal drugs, on the BBC today. Peter Day’s Colorado piece on From our own Correspondant (third report) is actually about legal (illegal) drugs, and the episode on The Report about psychaedalia and its … Continue reading

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Bises de Savigny les Beaune

Difficult to believe that I spent ten years shuttling daily from Dijon to Meursault and yet it is twenty three years since I last set foot in rather quaint and picturesque Savigny les Beaune. But I was out and about … Continue reading

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66(6): …his moment of doubt and pain

So still training, still cycling the hills around Verona and Sardinia’s Isola della Madallena. Getting fitter, stronger, slimmer. Soon I’l lbe out on the real road again. However, was going through this excellent  visual and descriptive blog of one guy’s … Continue reading

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A must share

This today from The Guardian’s Marina Hyde. Hilarious. Although I will be accused once more of being “Angry of Brognon”, an epithet I honestly seek to avoid, Sting has long bumped irritatingly along the very rough and gravelly bottom of … Continue reading

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