I started this blog talking about chance and what appear to be inconsequential decisions having a major effect. I was disappointed when I left a day earlier than planned but had I left on the Tuesday I would have been caught in the Myferry strike and the subsequent trouble at Calais and probably wouldn’t have… Read More The Road to Nice: Epilogue
The plans for my stay in Switzerland are thrown into disarray when my friend is forced to stay in bed all day Sunday with what turns out to be the onset of flu. I amuse myself with a tootle around the area. Pretty but not a lot going on. It’s a busy Sunday lunchtime don’tcha… Read More The Road to Nice: Days 19-20 : Switzerland to Brighton
The last day of my mini “Road to Nice” and it was already in the high 20s at 8 in the morning. An interesting chat with the bloke helping to serve the breakfasts (if you can call a croissant, piece of bread and a coffee breakfast) about music. He seemed very impressed I’d played at… Read More The Road to Nice – Day 4: June 6th 2015 – Tarascon to Nice
This was the day I was really looking forward to but I approach the bike with a degree of trepidation given the nightmare that was yesterday’s ride. Pulling out of the hotel garage (a hundred yards from the hotel) the Zumo directs me to the left then left again which is what I expected. It… Read More The Road to Nice – Day 3: June 5th 2015 – Le Puy to Tarascon.
The Road to Nice Forty years ago I bought a book in a junk shop in Worcester. The book, published in 1955, was called The Road to Nice by Eric Whelpton. I’ve no idea why I bought it. At that point I had no plans to go to France, didn’t have any transport apart from… Read More The Road to Nice – an introduction
Life is a series of chance happenings and sometimes plans. What might appear to be the most inconsequential decisions can turn out to be very important and major decisions may have little immediate impact. When I lived in Worcester a friend called at my flat one Friday after work wondering if I fancied a beer… Read More Welcome to “Had The Weather Been Different”