Category Archives: France

Napoleon and Lithuania………….the undoing of an emperor

A longstanding mystery surrounding the deaths of 3,000 soldiers from Napoleon’s army found in a mass grave in Lithuania has been solved. The jumbled bones of the men who died on the French leader’s ill fated attempt to march on … Continue reading

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Yorkshire……….home of the Tour de France

Well, the day had finally arrived that many of us cycling enthusiasts had dreamed about, we were going to get a chance to see the world’s greatest cyclists on our own doorstep. The Tour de France has come to Yorkshire … Continue reading

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The Ascent of Buttertubs………….Tour de France

As I was up in the Dales I thought I would take the opportunity of driving part of the route for Day 2 of the tour and in particular the section from Reeth to the top of Buttertubs Pass. After … Continue reading

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Helena Costa strikes a blow for women in the “macho” world of football.

French second division side Clermont Foot have named Helena Costa as their new coach. The 39-year-old will become the first female to manage in the top two divisions of a major European league. Costa is currently in charge of the Iran women’s … Continue reading

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Bordeaux………..city of delights

Last year I was persuaded to go to Bordeaux for a weeks holiday, rather reluctantly I agreed to go  as I am not a big fan of the French and my last encounter with France was a nightmare experience at … Continue reading

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