Monday, August 29, 2011

My third ever

A couple of weeks have sufficiently passed and I think I can now safely say that I’ve recovered from my birthday celebrations. My third ever summer birthday turned into a four day event. Spontaneous early drinks, special  international guests, an apartment crammed full of people, a birthday cake, then ‘the cake’, and endlessly flowing champagne, all made for a memorable birthday.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Tour de France

With the Tour de France well under way a couple of weeks ago, culminating of course in an emphatic win by a fellow Aussie - Cadel Evans, a group of Aussies (and one other)also set off at that same time for their own Tour de France. A four day cycling tour of the Loire Valley resulting in pushing the pain barrier for some, visiting a number of spectacular châteaux, various winery hydration stops, huge women beers vs small men beers, long lunches with carafe-loads of rosé,  strange green shots and an underground French night club. It was certainly a tour of France like no other.