Thursday, 13 August 2015

Getting Started Part 2

The blogs I like best are those that contain photos or pictures.  That is probably because I have a very simple mind!  So the purpose of this post is to see if I can successfully include a photo in with my ramblings.  And before you ask, it is a nice photo - of the river Vienne at Chinon, actually. 

Looking west along the river at Chinon

The castle at Chinon was Henry 2's holiday home until the Duke de Richelieu nicked the bricks for his own pad a bit further south on a tributary called the Veude.

Richelieu's chateau is no longer there.  So one has to wonder who nicked those bricks?  And why?  But the chateau garden is still there with attendant pond and avenue of trees.  No pics of that, unfortunately, it rained the day James and I visited.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Getting Started

Not used to blogging, this is a new venture for me.  So I suppose I need to explain myself first. 

I'm the 'Moi' in 'James and Moi'.  James?  Well, he's a piece of fiction, because that is what I do - fiction.  And here on this blog you will be able to read about our adventures in France.  All complete fiction but with a grain of truth hiding in there somewhere.  

Perhaps you would like to guess which bits of the stories are fiction and which bits are fact. That will be entirely up to you and there will be no prizes for getting the right answer.  

You may wish to tell me what you think about my little pieces of fiction.  That would be good, but please remember that I am a very sensitive soul and understand that constructive feedback will always get a response!