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When history meets reality

April 20, 2020

Sunday 15 March 2020. With Spain now in lockdown, we could no longer use the air tickets we’d reserved out of Barcelona. Overnight, I had reconciled myself to waiting out his virus in France. Staying put and concentrating on LEGO and homeschool seemed more sensible than making a run for it though countries in lockdown with no guarantee we’d be allowed on the plane. The kids were keen to stay in and do LEGO all day, but I declared that…

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Summer in Les Alpes

November 25, 2019

From Alsace we drove across Switzerland, to the French Alps choosing this route partly for the novelty of traversing a new country in a day and encountering another language.  We stopped for a picnic by Lake Geneva where it was incredibly hot, and the lake was surprisingly like a swimming pool – warm, clear, and absolutely gorgeous for swimming. Sadly, one child had left his swimming togs at the bottom of his suitcase at the bottom of our car boot…

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