Showing posts from March, 2014

Dreams in Carcassonne

Sometimes you meet people and they blow you away.  The impression of them remains with you long after they have left and you find yourself thinking back to that split second when they entered your heart. I met someone who had their new iphone stolen the other day, it contained his music, his photographs, his contacts, his information, his life.... And what really hit home very hard was the fact that he bore them no ill will even though this person had wronged him, had caused him pain insofar as he had trusted a group of people. I was commiserating with him and in the back of my mind wondering what my reaction would have been. I know the answer and his attitude humbled me. 'Perhaps the person who felt the need to steal it doesn't have such lovely things in his life as me' was his reply.

And I just thought 'wow' because it stopped me in my tracks and made me reflect awhile. This was the intention the other week with the 'line of dreams' that fluttered happil…

Carcassonne, Chocolate & Wine.

Back down to earth with a bump after a few weeks of 'plane hopping'. So difficult not to take advantage of some seriously seductive prices from Carcassonne, Toulouse or Beziers, all easily accessible from No.11, and more importantly so simple for you to get to me !!

Buoyed up from a few trips away it's down to the serious business of 'working'.  Tonight for example I'm off to an evening of chocolate and wine tasting, an exciting new concept from my friend Brent of Cocoa & Grapes who combines the exciting experience with walking tours bringing the stories of Carcassonne alive along with the sometimes violent story of chocolate, the "Food of the Gods", along with the ancient story of Languedoc-Rousillon wines, dating all the way back to the Roman times.

Along with making beds, serving breakfast's and dealing with enquiries, (multi tasking with texting, facebook, twitter, skype, pinterest, blogging and every other distraction under a vague headi…