An exciting day

Wednesday 27. 07. 22 It has been quite a busy day today. I fell over whilst walking over to see Dr Angus to renew my prescription. He patched me up. I met Jacqui chez lui and we then drove to Beziers where we had a leisurely dinner in the Allées and then went and saw the lights. A wonderful display as always.

Un peu proche

Tuesday 26. 07. 22 George took this photo from his house this morning. He also saw 4 Canadairs flying over.

The Aquarium

Tuesday 12. 07. 22 Got home yesterday after a wonderful visit to Marie-Pierre and Olivier’s. Here we are in Bertrand an Chrystelle’s mini pool.


Saturday 25. 06. 22 Yesterday after Franglais I went to see the film Elvis on at the Alain Resnais cinema here in Clermont along with four other people! It was not a great movie – too long and too slow but I knew the words to all the songs. Heartbreak Hotel was the first record I ever bought which I played on a wind-up record player! The actor playing Elvis was very good and Tom Hanks playing Colonel Parker was his usual professional self. Would I recommend it? Not unless you are a diehard fan.

Le Sillon

Saturday 18. 06. 22 Went to Le Sillon last night with Maddy & David to see our Franglais friend Philippe in a play there. It was an anthology of 4 excerpts from 4 contemporary French plays. An excellent performance, very stimulating and free! A very enjoyable evening. The theatre was packed.

Small World

Class 5B 1959. Bob is the tallest in the back row.

Wednesday 15. 06. 22 I had an interesting email yesterday from Bob Danks. Another boy from Whitton who had found me from a video that I made about my expo of paintings for the Twickenham Historical Society. He is a year or so younger than me and went to Nelson Road school, Whitton Boys, and Chiswick County – all schools that I went to. His memory is a lot better than mine and he can remember his classmates. All I can remember are the teachers! Not sure what that means! He went on to have a career with BOAC and BA and is now retired in Poole.

Organ Recital

Sunday 12. 06. 22 I went to an organ recital at St Paul’s with Dot & John this evening. An excellent performance of Stabat Mater by Pergolese by two sopranos who were rather dwarfed by the organ!

Art Page

Saturday 28. 05. 22 Drove over to Octon with George to see the print-making expo this weekend. An excellent show with some particularly fine limited edition books. Came back via Les Trois Terres wine shop.


22. 05. 22 I went down to The Charleston for a coffee as per usual this morning. As I was coming back, around 11 I noticed that there was a service at the church. So I went in. The French was pretty formal so not easy to understand but the structure of the service was surprisingly very similar to that at St Paul’s in Toronto! The only difference was that they were still serving wine at communion!

St. Pauls

Sunday 15. 05. 22 went to an excellent Classical concert this evening at St Paul‘s. I was surprised that it was given by the Clermont orchestra! I didn’t know we had a local orchestra. They played Mozart’s 31st Symphony and the overture to the Kalif of Baghdad.