I'm sorry, dear internet friends, but I'm too tired to add a narrative to these right now. Here's hoping you can invent one. I've put them up because I have yet to do Carcassonne, and I'm going to Copenhagen on Friday, which will result in a whole new set of images to be parsed.
On a totally different note: I can't afford the plane fare - or the time off, frankly - to accompany the bloke to San Francisco for AGU (the American Geophysical Union meeting). It's over a year since I've set foot in my homeland. For some reason I'm finding this very hard to cope with right now.
I love SF so I'm pretty gutted I can't go. Ah well, it would probably not be as much fun as if the bloke & I were taking a holiday together anyway. He'll have to work and go to work-related functions for most of the trip.
Thank you. Your latest self-portrait made me laugh at work, so I had to show it to my Dutch colleague. I wish I could have recorded him calling you "sneaky". It's a word that sounds fabulous in a Dutch accent.
Stunning! I love Toulouse; and I love Carcassonne even more! I went for the first time when i was eight and I didn't want to leave, again when I was 13 and again when I was 22 (I want to get married in the Church there!). The morning we left France, my dad drove us an hour out of the way so I could have one last look of the City, as we got there the sun was just rising and mist covered the new city so the old city was just rising up out of the cloud. So beautiful. I will never forgot it.
I really enjoyed being in Toulouse. I could see living there. What's even more tempting is that there's a good deal of work in my line of industry available there. I just need to learn to speak French properly.
It was overcast and very windy in Carcassonne while I was there, but the old city was still glorious.