Monthly Archives: August 2011

Oradour – two personal reactions

Adrian says… Now we’ve been there, what did we find? Well, the broad reality was everything we expected and more. It’s a ghost town, with a terrible story to tell. It does that – with the help of the visitor … Continue reading

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Oradour-sur-Glane

Early June, 1944. It’s the week after the Normandy Landings. The German Army are desperately trying to mobilise as many troops as possible, to reinforce those attempting and failing to quell the invasion. Troops across all of France, especially the … Continue reading

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On the road again…

After our extended pause, we’re glad to be back on the road again. We’ve spent a couple of days heading westwards, from John & Steve in the Correze towards Paul & Janice in the Charente. 2cv friends, their house was … Continue reading

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Killing time in the Correze

We didn’t intend to visit this area other than simply driving through. Our 10 or so days at Sarran, near Égletons – although far from planned – has passed in a most pleasurable and laid back way, tempered by a … Continue reading

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Are we making your forecourt look untidy? (part 2)

For part 1 of the saga, see this post… After the van was left at the VW dealer on Monday afternoon, awaiting “diagnosis” and attention, communication dried up somewhat. Throughout Tuesday and Wednesday, we called ADAC periodically – to be … Continue reading

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Out of the Auvergne… and into trouble

Sunday morning saw us waking up to a rather soggy field after last night’s heavy rain. We strolled down to the farm house to pay for our camping, fabulous value at six Euros! Madame was sitting in a large kitchen … Continue reading

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Deeper into the Auvergne

I am writing this while still stranded following our breakdown in the Dordogne (see post ‘Are we making your forecourt look untidy‘) but things are looking up now after a stressful few days of no progress and being without our … Continue reading

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