We took a brave pill and did Paris on bikes. But only after doing a quick sortie the night before after which Nik made us wear helmets. Fair enough! Paris en Velo from KEEN Sargent on Vimeo. Continue reading Paris en Velo
The French love their dogs in all shapes and sizes and take them everywhere. They’re even welcome in resturants. It’s a well known hazard when walking the streets of Paris that you have to watch your step or you end up with standing in something very unpleasant. Eli found out the hard way! We’ve seen more than a few amusing sights of dogs and their … Continue reading Who let the dogs out?
Yesterday my children, spurred on by Kirk, took me to a very dark place. Having enjoyed a few days in the mountainous area just north of Turin, Northwest Italy, we were heading across into France and Kirk suggested the kids and I bike down the 20km windy road we had driven up to find our fantastic camping spot (and some amazing mountain biking for Kirk). … Continue reading Taken to a dark place
As keen sailors who have bare-boated in a few different places around the world, we were pleased when our friends Ellen and Matthias suggested a four days tour of the Dutch inland seas the Ijsselmeer and Markermeer. We expected a fun adventure and were not disappointed. Both the Ijsselmeer and Markermeer are manmade – quite an engineering feat. The Ijsselmeer was created in the 1930s by … Continue reading Sailing in Holland
Reconnecting with friends is a form of soul food – you come away feeling better for it. It’s especially enjoyable when it feels just like yesterday that you were together, even though big chunks of time may have passed. So far on our trip we have reconnected with friends from childhood days, including my faithful pen pal of 35+years; a work colleague from corporate days … Continue reading Rekindling Friendships
The hospitality of southerners is so profuse, that taverns are but poorly supported. A traveller, with the garb and the manners of a gentleman, finds a welcome at every door …conversation flows cheeringly, for the southern gentleman has a particular tact in making a guest happy. After dinner you are urged to pass the afternoon and night, and if you are a gentleman in manners … Continue reading Famous Southern Hospitality
A very interesting quarter, partly Italian, and thus full of queer little restaurants, in those basements you suspect blackbeetles. Yet, every now and again, some writing person, like myself, discovers what he considers to be quite decent, though obscure, restaurant of this type, and inexpensive. He chances the cockroaches. And he is filled with the explorer’s joy of discovery, and writes about his find. Thus … Continue reading Queer little restaurants, decent, though obscure?
Those who know us will understand that there is something binary about our family. Our kids are lovely, especially when they’re asleep, awake there is an exuberance that can mean many things…depending on your mood. Continue reading KEEN as in numbers – 1,8,10,44461,4 & ∞