Tag: Albi

One from the vaults: Postcard from Castres

This post is from November 2015, seven years ago. I’ve decided it deserves another run-out largely because my beloved has finally concluded a deal with the client he first visited on this trip. Proving that persistence (and patience) does indeed pay dividends. It seems… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Postcard from Castres”

One from the vaults: Venturing into the unknown

The last few years for obvious reasons I’ve been restricted to following the Tour [de France] on the television. Today I’m harking back to 2013 and my debut Tour with my very own press accreditation – I was so excited. I’m fond of saying… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Venturing into the unknown”

Season’s Greetings

The holiday season starts when I receive my first Christmas card. Most years it’s one from a couple who almost bought our house in Chiswick back in 1993. Their lovely cards typically showcase one of the photographs they’ve taken on their travels. I always think:… Continue Reading “Season’s Greetings”

Postcard from Castres

It seems odd to have a few days away yet not be watching any bike racing. Though, in a way, our visit has a cycling connection. I was in Castres for a stage start of the 2013 Tour de France, found what little I saw… Continue Reading “Postcard from Castres”

Venturing into the unknown

I’m fond of saying the bike often takes me places I’d never go to in the car. The same can be said of watching live racing.  I spent a few idyllic days last week following the Tour de France, revisiting areas such as Marseille,… Continue Reading “Venturing into the unknown”