Archive | August 2013

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LIFE’S A BEACH

The beach is quiet now, almost deserted, with just one or two people paddling in the shallows about 50 yards away from where I am sitting. It wasn’t always the case today. Earlier this morning there were lots of people swimming, paddling, playing about on inflatables of various sizes and descriptions, or just lying around […]

GEORGES AND THE DRAGON!

‘Quick! Quick!’ cry the children, ‘You have got to see this!’ We all rush from our tents and caravans and there are the children – Jasmine and Charlie, Daisy and Megan, and Ewan – with a dragon!? Well, it is actually someone dressed up as a dragon, but it is still a very good dragon. […]

HERR FLICK AND HELGA

A NICE CUP OF TEA AND A SLICE OF CAKE

We are sitting outside our tent enjoying the early morning sunshine after a night of rain. We are drinking our first cup of tea of the day. Jasmine (aged 8) comes over to talk to us. Jasmine is camped with her family on the pitch opposite ours. We have moved campsite again – this time right […]

TEN MINUTES MORE

‘Its only another 10 minutes to the top!’ the Irish couple tell us. They recognise us as Brits, and have seen how shattered we are looking, and are trying to encourage us. They are on their way down from the top of Montségur and we are on the way up. We seem to have been […]

‘ALLO! ‘ALLO!

I am sitting at a table in the café area at Le Pre Lombard when I am joined by some of my new young friends who seem to have adopted me as their ‘honorary grandfather’. They were very kind to me when we first arrived, helping me to master the intricate ‘signing on system’ necessary […]