Friday, 20 January 2017

People having a bad day

Amy sent us a collection of photos of people in unfortunate circumstances. They are the kind of situations that make us feel sorry, laugh and feel smug, all at the same time. Thanks, Amy.












Thursday, 19 January 2017

Our village under snow

These photos were taken by a friend who has a house in the neighbouring village, same as our friend Hilary.










Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Monday, 16 January 2017

Quick joke

A bank robber pulls out a gun, points it at the teller, and says, "Give me all the money or you're geography!" 

The puzzled teller replies, "Did you mean to say 'or you're history?'"

The robber says, "Don't change the subject!"




Sunday, 15 January 2017

We could have gone to Australia!

It took us 30 hours to get home, door to door. When we went to Australia it took us only 26! Joking aside, the journey back wasn't as smooth as the journey to Munich. There were some long waits between coaches and trains this time. Then, to make matters worse, our train from Limoges to Uzerche, where our car was parked, was initially delayed for 2 hours, before being cancelled altogether. Apparently it collided with a person on the line. The next train was also delayed and we would have arrived home 3 hours later than originally planned, around 2 am if we were lucky. The other passengers were going to Brive, we were the only ones stopping at Uzerche. A very helpful SNCF employee sprang into action when he found out the second train was still in Paris! He arranged for a minibus to take all seven stranded passengers to their destinations. 

We arrived home at 12:30 am. Pirate was nowhere to be seen, but Pirouette was incredibly happy to see us. We put the heating on and had to wait for the place to reach a bearable temperature before we could go to bed. That's our Munich adventure! I uploaded some pictures taken at the Olympia Park and Nymphenburg Palace.




Pause for cake: 





The grounds of Nymphenburg Palace :


People playing curling, skating or posing on the frozen river:




The wildlife:





The statues are shuttered in the winter:




All in all, it was a very white landscape! 

It was hard to say bye bye to Emilia...