You probably have to be a certain age to recognise the line above as it comes from a song that I had keyed up as I drove towards Montreux, on the Lake Geneva shoreline – but more of that later… It was a year ago that I visited Aix-les-Bains to attend the annual vintage motor … More “But Swiss time was running out “
Some of you may remember that I mentioned before I retired that I was considering taking up some of my time by escorting British motorcyclists on holidays in Europe. I had been in touch with Felix who operates Magellan Motorcycle Tours from Cornwall and we agreed that I should join one of the existing tours … More Magellan Motorcycle Tours
Yes – for those who know it, this is Oban. Scotland! I flew from Lyon to Edinburgh via Easyjet, caught the airport express bus to Waverley Station and hopped onto a train to Oban via Helensburgh. When I got there it was 1945 and there was a pipe band to greet me on the quay … More Foreign Lands – St Kilda
Our friends Andrew and Avril chose to join us for our trip to the Norton rally near Rimini on the Adriatic coast of Italy with Andrew driving his bike all the way from Larbert (near Stirling) whilst Avril took the easier route to get here courtesy of Easyjet! We decided to make a trip of … More Norton International Rally 2016 – Italia
Our friends Alan and Helen from Edinburgh were over to watch the European Rugby Cup Final in Lyon where Saracens won in front of an international crowd. Alan was there with his pal Brian with their wives joining them on the Sunday after the match and Alan and Helen joining us in rural France for … More Whisky Distilling in the Vercors
The weather is getting decidedly warmer with the apricots appearing on the trees. Grass growing rapidly (requiring cut more than once per week) and our cherry tree showing signs of having a good crop for late this month or early next month. We decided to take the bike for a test drive prior to our … More That damm GPS!
Working backwards in time but keeping to the whisky theme, I hosted a whisky tasting session at Golf Albon yesterday which was well attended both by those taking part (12) and those listening (and driving their spouses / friends home). I stayed on safe territory and kept with the Classic Malt range which I … More Uisge beatha