Author Archives: Mairead

Goodbye Blog, Hello Ireland!

(Bend in the road) We’ve come full circle and we’re back sitting in a car park just like we were at the beginning of this trip. Last night we stayed in Bayeux, we stayed there on our first night too. … Continue reading

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Inspiration from home

(Colours on a grey day in Argentan after Grahame) We are making our way to the ferry via the Loire and now we have reached Normandy. All the time the weather is getting colder. The little indicator on the gas … Continue reading

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Time’s Up!

(The fishermen were out all night on the lake at Autun) When I was walking up to the château last week the timing was set by my choice to return for French lunch at 12.30pm. I had my phone so … Continue reading

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Châteauneuf-en-Auxois

(Can you see the hedges zigzagging up to the château? That’s the road) On Thursday morning after breakfast I left our spot beside the river to climb to the château. It was cold, about 8 degrees but the sun was shining. … Continue reading

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Like walking into a postcard…

(The camping car aire is to the right of the boats. Can you see the château?) You know when you’re flipping through a magazine or a brochure and you see these pictures of some beautiful place and you think, wow, … Continue reading

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How I wrote a book not entirely on my own

(There was a Time Machine in Besançon… or it might have been a Time Museum) Settle down, grab a cuppa and let me tell you the story of how I wrote a book with the help of six generous, creative … Continue reading

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Boating around Besançon

(Can you see the assistant? She sitting waiting for us to enter the lock) I nearly forgot to tell you about the boat ride. So let’s go back to last Thursday. A glorious day in Besançon I found the tourist … Continue reading

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