Flakes of the life of a sensate man; random notes and pictures that endeavour to capture capricious thoughts, largely of unreasonable and mysterious origin, before they leave forever the wandering mind of a life pilgrim stumbling towards the point where parallel lines meet.
“Give me the sensate mind, that knows The vast extent of human woes!” M. Robinson Angelina II. 1796
Sunday, May 12, 2013
8th May, largely along the Loire valley
In France the eighth of May, anniversary of 'VE Day' when, in 1945, Germany surrendered to the Allies to bring WWII to an end in Europe, is an important day of remembrance and celebration. Sixty-eight years on the consequence for me was to find free parking at Amboise where I tarried for a while for a look around. As I wandered the old streets sunshine gave way to a shower driving me into a shop where I bought a light raincoat. As soon as I was back on the street the rain ceased and the sun reappeared; since then I have had no cause to wear my new raincoat.
My 'room' at La Couyere
At La Couyere my accommodation was yet again in a converted farm building this one dating from the seventeenth century.