Last Thursday, the Tour de France came to town!
More specifically, Montpellier was the starting point for Stage 12 of the cycling race (Montpellier – Mont Ventoux). First, a parade of sponsors drove through with gifts for the kiddies, music and a huge crowd…
Following the sponsors, the peloton arrived! Continue reading Tour de France races through town!
Last year in May, a friend of mine from work invited Tom and I to attend her wedding in Ratingen, near Düsseldorf. It was an interesting wedding – quite traditional, but not religious – and really lovely to be able to attend.
The weather was perfect, so Tom and I planned to take the train to Ratingen then ride a short distance to the ceremony venue. After the service, we would ride to the reception venue and later would ride to another train station and take the last train home.
When the photographer heard that we had brought our bicycles, he insisted that we get on our bikes and cycle through the park across the road from the ceremony venue so that he could get some funny shots. Last week, Eva sent me a copy of the resulting photograph, and I think it’s absolutely lovely.
Continue reading German weddings
We had another weekend in Amsterdam: a relaxing few days with no real plans except enjoying a mini-break. Tom had tickets to Ajax vs PSV (? I think?!) on the Sunday and on the Saturday we had dinner with some people.
We stayed in the Jordaan area for this trip – right near the Noordermarkt. Normally we stay closer to the Pijp district, so it was interesting to really be embedded in a different area of the city. We did visit a couple of our usual favourites: Bakers & Roasters cafe for brunch (absolutely delicious!) and Workcycles to drool over their gorgeous Oma and Gr8 frames.
I added a few photos to Flickr from the trip. Continue reading New Flickr Set – Amsterdam, January 2014