Chronology

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  • In February and again in October 2008 we went to Marrakech, Morocco.
  • We didn't do much in the summer vacation of 2008 but we did spend a few days exploring the Provence region of France. 68 photos of our trip can be seen HERE.
  • A week in the UK, July 2008 .
  • June 7, 2008: my grandmother Ena celebrates her 100th birthday with 80 family members and friends.
  • Just 3 full days in Slovenia in May 2008 - see a brief report HERE and 30 photos in the slide show gallery.
  • April 2008 was the month we went to the Netherlands for the world's biggest orgy... You can see 45 photos in the slide show gallery.
  • I worked hard during January 2008 to bring you two new slideshows of never-before-published images: photos of our 1995 trip to Bali, Indonesia and 58 selected photos from various locations. You'll find both these slideshows in the slide show gallery.
  • In the summer of 2007 we spent 3 weeks in eastern Canada. There's a description here and 58 photos in the slide show gallery.
  • Don't follow this link or you will see a very boring test video I made in February 2007. It's just Catherine and some trees.
  • In November 2006 we popped over to Amsterdam for a few days. You'll find about 25 photos in the slide show gallery.
  • We spent a lot of time in our French home during the summer of 2006 so I had time to scan a lot more photos of the US taken taken between 1988 and 1994, while we were living in San Francisco. Go to the slide show gallery to access photos of California, Florida, Nevada and Indian Lands.
  • In May 2006 we had a week's vacation that most people don't get so we thought we'd head over to Venice so that we could have the place to ourselves... I've added the pix to the slide show gallery.
  • In May 2006 we also went to Prague in the Czech Republic for the first time. We loved it! I've put 48 very large pictures in the slide show gallery.
  • In April 2006 we explored some more of the French south coast.
  • In March 2006 we were tired of Brussels rain and snow and did what thousands of Belgians do at this time of the year - fly off in search of some Senegalese sunshine.
  • In August 2005 we spent a week touring the Italian Lakes plus Verona, Vicenza, Padova and Parma. A short break, but we enjoyed it very much.
  • In August 2005 we moved to Brussels, Belgium, to work in European School 3. In July 2005 we made a reconnaissance visit - I was surprised how much I had forgotten in the 17 years I had been away. During that week-long stay we were able to find a villa that we liked, and signed a nine year lease. We lived in Brussels from 2005 to 2014.
  • Brother Peter visited in April 2005 with our mum and Brother Simon followed in May, accompanied by Shusheel, his wife, who was here to enjoy life as usual.
  • In February 2005 we went on a tour of Ancient Egypt - it was great. I spent several days preparing a report for you - I've never put so much effort into a report so you'd better read it! It's 10 pages long, with lots of photos.
  • I've been working out recently - does it show?
  • Only every 30 years or so does our village get 15cm of snow - I just had to take some photos.
  • During two brief trips to Paris in January and October 2004 I tried to take some 'artistic' photos. Did I succeed?
  • In the summer of 2004 we discovered the Mercantour national park, high up in the Alps but only 2 hours' drive from our home. We also spent 10 days in London, celebrating my mother's birthday.
  • We also took our friend Benoit to visit the Gorges du Verdon, one of the most famous tourist destinations in France.
  • Catherine was sent to the Côte d'Ivoire as an examiner in 2003 and 2004. Later the same year there were violent protests against the French presence and influence in the country and the French school was burnt to the ground.
  • We returned to Corsica in October 2003 for a few rainy days in the northern regions of Balagne and Cap Corse.
  • In August 2003 sisters Caroline and Fiona came to stay and then we went to Scotland for a 12 day tour in my father's motor home.
  • In May 2003 I went gliding for the first time...
  • In November 2002 our cat Suki earned herself a special reputation in our neighbourhood's feline population by giving birth to six kittens... from four different fathers... at the same time...
  • Brother Simon's latest folly was a trip to the edge of space in a Mig-25, one of the fastest and most powerful combat aircraft in the world. The Mig-25 holds the world altitude record of 37,650m (123,500 feet) and was active in the Gulf War (it brought down an American F-18). Go to Simon's site and then look in the @last section for the Mig report.
  • In the photo below, that's him in the front seat.
  • Meanwhile, back on planet Earth, my grandmother, Ena, (who didn't get to fly in the Mig-25) visited us in April 2002, accompanied by my father and step-mother.
  • I spent quite some time working on a panoramic photo of our locality, complete with some handsome mountains. See it here.
  • We've got a new baby! She's very cute, but we wish she would stop sharpening her claws on the sofa...
  • My mother Jo and brother Simon visited in October 2001. Here are the pix.
  • Here's a little Flash animation that I made in July 2001 (you won't see it unless JavaScript is enabled on your computer):
  • Big news: after searching for 9 months, spending hundreds of hours scouring magazines and the internet, not to mention visiting 80 houses, we finally bought a house. Click HERE for more.
  • Our first trip to Italy together was in April 2001. So much culture everywhere - so different to the Cote d'Azur!
  • My mother, Jo, joined us for a long weekend in March 2001. Here she is in the quaint village of Le Bar sur Loup, with the Gorges du Loup in the background.
  • December 2000: I spent Christmas in London with my family - click HERE to meet some of them.
  • December 2000: My first interactive panorama can be seen on the Valbonne page.
  • Here are our first impressions (September 2000) of our new home, the south of France. We added our second impressions (St. Tropez, Antibes, Nice...) in October 2000 and a description of Cap Ferrat and the perched village of Eze in November 2000. In late November 2000 I went to Monaco with my brother Simon.
  • How do we feel about leaving Hong Kong? We won't miss the pollution! Just how bad is it? Click HERE...
  • We were busy moving in the summer of 2000, but found time for visits to Chamonix (Mont Blanc) and London.
  • In June 2000 we spent a week visiting the Thai cities of Chiang Mai, Bangkok and Hua Hin, as well as our hotel bathroom...
  • In June we also managed to squeeze in a few days at the 'City of the Sea', Shanghai, as well as the 'Venice of the East', Suzhou.
  • Yes, it's true - we're leaving! After 6 years in Hong Kong, we're moving to... the French Riviera (the south-east coast of France)! Of course, 6 years in Hong Kong has affected us in many ways, such as the way we dress...
  • Our trip to Vietnam in February 2000 was one of our best trips since coming to Hong Kong. We went to Hanoi (photo), Danang and Hoi An.
  • Heaven on earth? See whether our opinion of New Zealand's South Island changed when we returned there in December 99.
  • As the millennium draws to a close, it's time to take stock of the state of the world based on Newsweek's special Issues 2000 edition (December 1999)
  • October 99: I'm quite pleased with my sexy new Canon scanner. So pleased, in fact that I'm going to scan some of our older photos, such as these pictures of Wyoming (mainly Yellowstone) and Montana, where we spent the summer of (?)
  • October 99: After 5 years in Hong Kong, we decided it was time to discover rural China: Guilin. This area has the incredible limestone scenery depicted in so many Chinese paintings:
  • August 99: Just back from Kauai (Hawaii) and San Francisco.
  • June 99: Catherine and I returned to Beijing.
  • April 99: Catherine may not be the bravest of adventurers but she finally ventured deep into that rather large country which we sometimes forget we are living in: CHINA! (More specifically, the towns of Kunming, Dali and Lijiang, all in Yunnan province.)
  • February 99: We went to Cambodia to visit the ancient temples at Angkor but became much more interested by the country's more recent past. By killing two million of its better-educated citizens, has Cambodia dug itself into a hole too deep to climb out of?
  • January 99: Australia's Great Ocean Road between Melbourne and Adelaide turned out to be... well, click here to find out...
  • December 98: We're now living in the Hong Kong French School. What's it like? Click here.
  • December 98: Our first trip to Club Med! A few days of R&R in Cherating, Malaysia.
  • France was our destination for the summer of 98 and I also spent a week in England with my family.
  • June 98: One of our greatest discoveries so far was Corsica. This amazing island belongs to France but lies just west of Italy.
  • June 98: We made several trips to Hawaii before coming to Hong Kong.
  • June 98: Always working hard to bring you photos from around the world, we visited Tahiti in 1991. Click HERE for a report and a few small photos and HERE for 35 larger pix.
  • April 98: Join us in Japan before the cherry blossoms fall!
  • February 98: Catherine has a thousand faces! Here are a few!
  • February 98: Click here for a tour of Koh Samui, Thailand.
  • January 98: Click here to join us on New Zealand's North Island.
  • November 97: Click here to read about our trip to 'The West Island', as New Zealanders like to call it.