Hello World!

Well This Is New!

Not really…. I’ve been blogging in one form or another as in “creating content on the Internet for the amusement, or some would say, irritation of others” for about 15 years.

It probably started with the not so fondly remembered FrenchEntree site that Amanda and I created back in 2005. Since then I have created numerous other websites and kept up a busy family forum which is full of blogging type material but only visible to a limited audience. I also use YouTube for videos, Whattsapp for quick family communications and am a passive member of Facebook.

But I thought it was time to try running a publicly visible blog on which I can publish stuff that interests me and send links to stuff that might interest others. Feel free to ignore the whole thing. On the other hand if you want to follow what I’ve been up to and have planned, welcome to my blog !


Omega and Alpha, The End and The Beginning

If you have got to this point in my blog, congratulations ! This marks the end of the posts which are sorted in reverse date order, but is the beginning of this blog – which was inspired by and is dedicated to Amanda “The Quercy Goddess”.

This is the glorious Quercy, I’m not saying it’s heaven, but it must run it pretty close…

Amanda LAWRENCE – White Stone Black Wine

Amanda taught me many things in our 25+ years together, not least of which was how to cook, but she also showed me how to enjoy life and make the most of what we have. She always encouraged me in the pursuit of my hobbies – cars, bikes, windsurfing…, while not necessarily joining in herself. That option is sadly no longer available but I have continued to play with my toys, travel and generally enjoy life and this blog attempts to record some of that “joie de vie”.