Category: Sport

One from the vaults: Thank heavens, I’m back

Wow, I’m really heading back in time here. All the way back to January 2010 when both of my parents were still alive and I made regular trips back to the UK to see them. I’m back home in Nice but it feels like… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Thank heavens, I’m back”

One from the vaults: Double booking

We’re heading way back into the archives today, to January 2014 to be exact. That’s eight years ago! However my beloved still hasn’t gotten out of the habit of double-booking himself despite the limited opportunities currently available. I’ll just say leopards and spots, you… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Double booking”

[One more] Postcard from Seefeld

I’ve written so much about our trips to Seefeld over the years that there surely can’t be anything more to wrote about, can there? Unbelievably, there is! Let’s look at the history of the resort. Seefeld in Tirol is an old Austrian farming village,… Continue Reading “[One more] Postcard from Seefeld”

One from the vaults: Wise words

This Friday we’re heading back to January 2016 and the start of one of our many #adventuresdownunder. As you all know I’m much looking forward to our next – and quite possibly last – one. Thanks to you know what, it won’t be anytime… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Wise words”

Fabio: 1st French MotoGP World Champion

Musical Monday has been bumped to Tuesday for a very good reason. Those of us who live on the Cote d’Azur and love MotoGP, including the Mayor of Nice, are celebrating the first ever French MotoGP World Champion, local wunderkind Fabio Quartararo.  Notre champion… Continue Reading “Fabio: 1st French MotoGP World Champion”

One from the Vaults: Postcard from the Vuelta III – Bizkaia

Here’s the last of my 2016 Vuelta a Espana trilogy. We first visited Bilbao in Bizkaia back in 2011 when the Vuelta stopped and started in the Basque country for the first time in 33 years. No prizes for guessing why the Vuelta had… Continue Reading “One from the Vaults: Postcard from the Vuelta III – Bizkaia”

One from the Vaults: Postcard from the Vuelta II – Asturias

I’m continuing with my posts from 2016 Vuelta a Espana. Generally, as you know, my plans go strictly according to plan, but not this time……… Expectations were high for the remainder of our vacation, particularly after our previous hotels had spoilt us with spacious… Continue Reading “One from the Vaults: Postcard from the Vuelta II – Asturias”

Do you want to go to a football match?

This was the question posed to me by my beloved who, courtesy of the mayor of Nice, had been invited to the first home game of the season at OGC Nice’s Allianz stadium. Usually my answer would be affirmative but in the current environment… Continue Reading “Do you want to go to a football match?”

One from the Vaults: Postcard from the Vuelta I – Galicia

Back in 2016 we followed the first stages of the Vuelta Espana as it traversed northern Spain. This year I shall be watching it (again) on the television as travel from France to Spain falls under the category of “not advisable.” After attending 10… Continue Reading “One from the Vaults: Postcard from the Vuelta I – Galicia”

One from the vaults: Postcards from Pays Basque IV

This is the last post in my first series of Postcards from the Pays Basque which were written in 2010. Saturday morning we rode down to the start of the Classica San Sebastian and secured a position as close as possible to the sign-on… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Postcards from Pays Basque IV”