Thursday, 24 October 2013


Avenue de Champagne, Epernay

All the roundabouts celebrate the Champagne theme.

The whole Avenue is lined with Champagne HQs, A veritable who's who. Obviously a lot of money to be made out of this stuff.

Contrary to public opinion, Dom Perignon did not invent Champagne.

Funnily enough, this bottle left on the railings outside Moet & Chandon was not one of their's!

Quite simply the biggest door I have ever seen.

These are the most northerly vines in mainland Europe.

Sunday, 23 June 2013


First went to Bruges in 1996. I got out my old photos to compare and obviously nobody is allowed to mess with Bruges. It is a UNESCO museum city. But what I did notice from the old snaps is that in August 1996 we had Bruges to ourselves!!! Now there are bus loads of Japanese, American, Chinese, Russian, French and German tourists and to be honest I am not happy. I want to be the only tourist enjoying these places:)