Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Lavender, lavender everywhere

Its here, its now, its blooming everywhere! Yes its Lavender time in Provence and doesn't it look just wonderful. In the Luberon valley the small lavender fields in full bloom are hot spots for photographers and painters. On the Plateau de Sault the higher altitude fields are just beginning to show that beautiful colour we all dream about.

Sunday, 27 June 2010

My six point football plan

1. Never again employ anyone other than an Englishman to manage an English team. Pay only by results. No contract longer than 3 months.
2. Eliminate work permits to play professional football for non-European people. We have enough Englishmen who want to earn a living playing the game, we don’t need to feed the talent pool of foreigners ever again.
3. Pick a much larger pool of players for the national squad, if the first 26 don’t perform bring in the second or the third without compunction
4. Establish an exclusive training programme for young players who want to play for their country on an expenses only basis and choose only from this pool. Seek commitment to the squad above all else
5. Accept a longer term view and acknowledge that we need to grow a team of Englishmen that are committed to country first and the rewards of professional football second.
6. Listen to the voice of the country in all things football.
7. Never listen to a rant :-)

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Haute Provence

We're preparing tailor made holiday vacations for a number of clients visiting the lavender fields of the Haute Provence. Visiting the Gorge du Verdon to see the Canyon and driving the Route de Cretes is a must. How about this for a taster?

The tiny blue line is of course the river running through the gorge.