Thursday, August 2, 2012

A Brake In Chalabre, A Break In Paris

This is a nostalgia shot. Just before we went to Paris, we were showing our Kiwi friends Lyn and Selwyn around Chalabre, a small town (but much bigger than Puivert) 8 kms from our home. I spotted this car, a Renault 12 Estate or Station Wagon - what used to be known as a Shooting Brake, depending upon where you live. My old friend Jim Gregson in Canada will remember going with me to Harry Marsh's garage in Wilmslow, Cheshire, to collect a car exactly the same as this - even the same pale blue colour - in the very early 70s. The car you see pictured was probably bought at about the same time, which makes it about 40 years of age. Bring back any memories, Jim? I wonder if mine is still going strong?

We returned from Paris on Sunday, a very easy trip by TGV. Lyn and Selwyn took off for Kuala Lumpur en route to Kaka Point Here are a few pictures from Paris.

We have all heard of those street toilets in Paris, haven't we?

1 comment:

Tottie Limejuice said...

Thanks so much for your kind review of Sell the Pig on Amazon. Sorry for hijacking your blog to thank you but for some reason Amazon won't let me reply to reviews at the moment - it is also probably screening out the nutters! Didn't want to be impolite enough not to say thank you so thank you.

Tottie LImejuice