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Supplementary travels [Jul. 5th, 2014|10:30 pm]
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It's a sunny Saturday evening and I feel a little lazy, a little unfocussed - maybe I could tidy up the old travel supplements that are littering my desk: nothing as demanding as making travel plans, but dream a little of places we might go, sometime... And idleness has been rewarded, because underneath the newspapers I found a book I've been meaning to return to A. next time we see her - and we will see her on Monday, and I would have forgotten it was there. Does that in itself make the process worthwhile? No, on with the links:

The Centre de l'Art et du Paysage is on an island in a lake in the plateau de Millevaches, in the Corrèze (a thousand springs, etymologically, it seems, and not a thousand cows): you reach it by crossing a footbridge. Its website is uninviting, but if you read the Guardian article first, you have some idea what you are looking for, and the Bois des Sculptures soundslike my sort of place (there's an Andy Goldsworthy, which is always a good start).

I can't really see us taking a holiday to savour slow food in rural Turkey: but it does sound good...

Why do I have a copy of the books section here? And why do I not have last week's article about wine tourism in Sicily? (Never mind, I found it!)

This isn't much to show for several months worth of weekly supplements. Most of what they publish just isn't for me: skiing holidays, cycling holidays, how to amuse your children, city breaks... And sometimes I may be a bit dismissive of this material. "Hah!" I might say. "Who on earth plans a trip around recommendations for an outdoor cinema?" Let this be a lesson to me not to be so hasty - because the Cromarty Film Festival sounds rather wonderful: outdoor screenings in Scotland in December night be a challenge, but "Join the audience near the shoreline for mulled wine and watch the opening film as it is projected on to the lighthouse..." (mulled wine? the Festival's own website talks of Glen Ord...)

And one that's not from the Guardian: Britain's most northerly accommodation property (it's on Unst).

From: athenais
2014-07-06 03:10 am (UTC)
I would like a holiday on some part of the Turkish coast, I must say.
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2014-07-06 10:15 am (UTC)
Oh, Turkey's certainly on my list - but realistically, quite a lot of other places are higher up that list!

I hadn't thought of the coast in particular, though: what attracts you about that coast, that part of Turkey?
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[User Picture]From: anef
2014-07-06 04:52 pm (UTC)
Turkish food in Turkey is very nice - full of fresh vegetables, and they have excellent fish and of course mezes. I would be tempted by the village described, but are there any good ruins nearby?
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2014-07-06 05:28 pm (UTC)
Yes, that's another of Turkey's attractions...
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2014-07-08 10:45 am (UTC)
Panto - Aladdin - does indeed start on 27th: shall I book tickets for the opening night? I should really demand that you cook us a Thanksgiving dinner beforehand, but since then we'd have to get rid of the garbage, perhaps we had better go out instead.

I'm still hoping to arrange to visit you in your new home first, if I can drag durham_rambler away from the Planning Committee - what are your plans for September?
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2014-07-09 10:45 am (UTC)
Mission accomplished: we have booked for the panto!

Please don't worry about transporting gifts - it's not as if we were short of Stuff...

And I'll be in touch about September plans as soon as I can.
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