Euro 2020(1) Dream Team

Here’s my The Sun Dream Team for the belated European (Football) Championship. In goal, Gianluigi Donnarumma is my sole Italian representative. Spain’s Joao Cancelo, France’s Lucas Hernandez, Portugal’s Raphael Guerreiro and Croatia’s Duje Caleta-Car make my four-man defence. Toni Kroos of Germany, Netherlands’ Georginio Wijnaldum and Denmark’s Christian Eriksen are my midfield trio. Upfront, I’veContinue reading “Euro 2020(1) Dream Team”

Frog City/Newt Central

The seasonably cold and generally miserable weather has, for the most part, limited amphibian activity… or sightings at least. When the weather finally turned however, the array of amphibians rose to the surface to bask in the sun! I counted nine frogs, which is particularly prominent for our pond. The newts were also making theirContinue reading “Frog City/Newt Central”

Garden Camp Two: New (And Old) Gear!

You can find details of my first garden camp here… https://planetpaul.blog/2021/05/22/garden-camping/ I’ve developed an insatiable yearning to go camping. I’ve done a bit in the past but not since having children. My Vango F10 Helium 200 (An old version of a Nevis I think) can’t really handle four people and my eldest daughter’s additional needsContinue reading “Garden Camp Two: New (And Old) Gear!”

Pedometer Diaries: Chapter Two

It’s been over two months since I caught up with modern technology and got a pedometer! Here’s my original post… https://planetpaul.blog/2021/04/03/pedometer-diaries/ Now, after 66 days of having this piece of white plastic attached to my hip (Belt), I’ve totalled 455.68 miles. That’s an average of 6.90 miles per day. My ten-hour Yorkshire Three Peaks bootContinue reading “Pedometer Diaries: Chapter Two”

Les Machines de L’ile

Today, we’re sticking with yesterday’s French theme… https://planetpaul.blog/2021/05/28/five-songs-2/ Situated on what is technically an island in the River Seine, Les Machines de L’ile… is an island… with machines! https://www.lesmachines-nantes.fr/en/discover/the-galerie-des-machines/ You’ll discover a variety of creatures and vehicles amongst the creations. Though I sat in some sort of moving contraption and my wife went on aContinue reading “Les Machines de L’ile”

Five Songs from France

It’s Friday and you know what that means… a selection of five songs based on a theme. This week, it’s music from France… or songs performed in French… or singers who’ve had success in France. It’s fine, it’s my blog. I can do what I want! Nolwenn Leroy Gemme (This may have already featured inContinue reading “Five Songs from France”