Monthly Archives: August 2013

Stuff I will miss: French leisure


Jeu de Boule in Ferney-Voltaire

After almost six years in France Spouse and I are moving  to the Netherlands. One of the things I will miss is what has become known as “the French way“: a great work life balance through long lunches, breaks and lots of chatting during work hours. This might be a sweeping generalization but I’d like to believe this still exists in our busy busy world. Our overloaded lives could use some time at leisure, in the shade of a few trees, playing jeu de boule in the sand.

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Sound it out

I biked from Amsterdam to Stockton on Tees in the UK, braving the hills of county Durham, just to visit Sound it out. Having seen the marvelous documentary on this last independent record store in  Teesside I urgently had to do some shopping there. I wasn’t disappointed: knowledgable, kind staff, great collection of vinyl and an overall unique atmosphere in the store.


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