One of the appeals of Menton on the French Riviera is the largest museum dedicated to the works of Jean Cocteau (1889-1963), a famous French artist who died fifty years ago. Frederic exolores the museum and the three towns forever linked with his work
“The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) is a commercial state-sponsored company which was established on 1 January 1994 to provide air navigation services in Irish-controlled airspace, and to regulate safety standards within the Irish civil aviation industry through…”
Lot valleyLast month in the Lot valley in France a different sort of holiday took place. 700 sheep were transferred across about over a hundred and thirty miles of land to new summer pasture. And holidaymakers could join the trek as animals were moved over a two week period. Some would think this a strange [...]
These jobs are probably not suitable for me since I am aging, unfit, overweight and have no pilots licence. But if you happen to have graduated from a test pilot school, have experience of jets travelling faster than mach one and are pretty fit then this could be for you
This week is the anniversary of the beginning of WWII.
It is also the anniversary of the children called evacuees. The government had developed a plan whereby all children in areas thought vulnerable to attack by the Germans were to be moved to safer areas and billeted with people other than their relations until it was safe to return. This huge logistic exercise began being carried out this week when almost three and a half million children were moved (ironically codenamed, Operation Pied Piper) by train. Clutching labels, gasmask cases and their luggage, children were moved miles from their homes.
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