It’s my own fault for not keeping a lock on my drinks cabinet… my Becherovka gets drained by the Son and Heir and his Daft Pals.Of course when I rumbled him he had the answer. Not the answer but an answer.
He would buy me another bottle.
The only problem being the spiced liqueur that was invented in a pharmacy as a medicine is only made in the Czech Republic.https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2019/06/24/czech-it-out-2/
Lucky then that I’ve got pals in Czechland and that Cassidy Travel www.cassidytravel.ie have this super-duper short deal.
I’d like to say that he learned his lesson.
But the bottle of Croatian wine given to me by my friends at Croatia Tours www.croatia.ie for Christmas is testament to the fact that I can’t.
So that’s another trip I have to make… it’s one that I was on and off the bus for.
Maybe he’s really doing me a favour.
Chairman de la board
Long before gamers there were board gamers, of which I am one.
But I confess that I’d never heard of the ones Francophiles will be playing at Soiree Jeux at the French Library Dublin on Thursday (free from 6.30pm).
Now this is all French to me but mes amis at Alliance Francaise Dublin firstname.lastname@example.org are tempting me with Carcassone, Star Realms, Les adventuriers du rail and many others.
Now I’ve had my own adventuriers du rail on my post-school trip down to the French Riviera.
We slept on the platform in Paris St Lazare station.
And were awoken by the gendarmes kicking our sleeping bags and brandishing their guns.
It would not be the last time that the gendarmes had cause to pull their guns on us.
After we (or let’s say I) stopped the traffic in Frejus.
While my adventuriers du rail were not finished there.
With me missing la traine because I was off trying to buy du biere.
The last I saw of my old pal Adam was 37 years ago.
When he was waving out the window of the train at me.
Although I just missed out on the class reunion last month. I’d have had words to say.
I expect there will be board games in the restored chateau that Brittany Ferries http://www.brttanyferries.co.uk is pitching.
As part of its 20% off 2020 holidays in France.
You’ll be staying in Le Domaine de la Baie, not far from the centre of Audierne.
Book now and you can stay for just €177pp.
There are sand beaches, a surf and sailing school and a picturesque fishing harbour and marina.
Which to me means seafood. And Brittany too is well known for its cidre. Tres bien.
And for more on France, visit http://www.atoutfrance.fr.
And I know that you’re dying to know that I never did grow up and got into similar high jinks.
When I returned to the French Riviera 35 years later…. https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/the-boat-dazur/
One foot in Algarve
Two point two children is the average but our two point three didn’t mean we were above average.
And we didn’t redeem ourselves to our Portuguese host when we broke her skylight in the Seventies.
Two point one is what Click & Go ate pitching… with seven nights in the 4* Estrela do Vau Hotel, Praia do Vau.
From €669 per family for Travel in May. Visit www.clickandgo.com.
And why Portugal is the perfect destination for fun and families…https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2019/06/12/sportugal/ Secret Portugal.