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Musée de la Reddition, Reims

Today was my first day with fellow battlefield guides from Leger Holidays in a long trip following events in Western Europe in 1945. We started at Reims where one of the three surrenders in May 1945 took place. 256 more words


Stade de Reims (Home 2014/15- Hummel)

Now at first glance you may be forgiven for thinking this is the iconic Denmark shirt from the 1986 World Cup. It is remarkably similar, and I’m not sure of Hummel intended this, but it’s nice to think so. 245 more words


#TBT Throwback Thursday: Épernay - Capital du Champagne | France

According to Lonely Planet, Épernay is a self-proclaimed capitale du Champagne and home to many of the world’s most celebrated Champagne houses, including the famous (and much commercialised) Moët & Chandon and… 203 more words


Disney ships: a place for adults, too

“Disney welcomes on board the…er…um…ah, Phil Reimer from…uh.”

I paraphrase, but my face was turning a deep red. When you board a Disney ship, you’re a star. 595 more words

Ports And Bows

A taste of France: Piper Heidsieck Cuvee Brut

This weekend I’m toasting the Oscars with the official champagne of the Academy Awards: Piper Heidsieck.

I was first introduced to this delicate and deliciously fruity bubbly in Paris, over dinner with Cecile Bonnefond, president and CEO of the 230-year old champagne house. 308 more words


About that time at the Bleachers/Kooks show in Nancy

BLEACHERS! THE KOOKS! Whenever an opportunity to go to a concert presents itself, I rarely say no. Actually… do I ever say no? Probably not. So when my friends Niki and Josephine told me that Bleachers and The Kooks were coming for a show in… 1,106 more words