Author Archives: Mairead

Brives Charensac

(Cheerful flowers) We were passing through a lovely little town, with a long name, this morning and we stopped to have a look around. No big deal, you think… but it kinda is. You see, we’re normally too big to … Continue reading

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Everyday Fearless

(The Book!) I did it! I finished writing my book about our journey earlier this year to Portugal and I’m really excited. (I’m sick with anxiety too but as that feels very like excitement I’m grand.) Do you remember I … Continue reading

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Gorgeous Gorge

(Gorges de la Loire, from the village on the hill) We stayed a second night looking down on the Loire and it was just as quiet as the first. We didn’t get to use the jetons though as we were … Continue reading

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The Loire

(We got a good parking spot) We drove about an hour south from Lyon and now we’re in a most beautiful place called, Saint-Victor-sur-Loire. The Loire. I was surprised by the name but the Loire has to come from somewhere… … Continue reading

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Walking Lyon

(Cathedral Saint-Jean-Baptiste) We walked Lyon yesterday and clocked up 11 kilometers. It’d be nice to think we are very fit now, but no, we both fell asleep when we got back to Ruby. I was even too tired to write. … Continue reading

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Afternoon from Switzerland…

(Sunny day at CERN) We visited Switzerland yesterday afternoon, as you do. We were there for the science. You may have heard of Conseil Europeén pour la Recherche de Nucléaire?(Me neither.) CERN, for short was set up after the Second … Continue reading

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We only have a certain amount of energy

(The front of the Monastère Royal De Brou) We ran out of electric power last night. The clouds were grey and the sun didn’t come out and during the day our solar panels didn’t generate much electricity. By 3pm we … Continue reading

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