Postcard from Alsace: More than a wine region!


Alsace is a region of France situated on the German border with place names and wine/grape names that sound very Germanic …. Gewurtztraminer, Turckheim, Riquewhir, Kaysersberg …. but Alsace has NEVER been part of Germany, though it has been occupied during times of war or political seizure. It is a region with fantastic food and…

Postcard from the Dunkirk beaches …


I have never been to the beaches of Dunkirk before, though my dad spent a few days here in June 1940! Mine is just a quick day trip, including an hour at the small Operation Dynamo Museum en route deeper into France, but I would be pleased if you read and commented on my dad’s…