Arrived safe, ish

Wish you where here ?

After an 8 hr 45 minute drive I arrived safely at the house of my friend Hervé Boitel in the Tarn department.

I drove through a mixture of heavy rain and bright sunshine, yet again wishing I had a co driver.

We have to make the best of what we have don’t we?

I stopped en route at the Aire de Vendee and as it was raining in fair imitation of a tropical downpour and chilly too, I ignored my salmon and mayo sandwiches and treated myself to a nice hot meal.

My mostly very good driving record was blotted for me by my car being side swiped in heavy traffic on the Bordeaux periferique by a driver who did not stop.

That will set me back 90 € for the damage excess on my insurance …

Such is life, I’m shipshape and the car will benefit from a respray on that side.

Although Hervé’s home  far inland in very beautiful countryside, one of the main reasons I am here is to repair his boat.

Summer lingers longer in the Tarn as I know well having previously lived here, first attracted by a course with the immensely knowledgeable M. Francis Pratt of The Painting School of Montmiral,  for 9 extraordinary years.

I already have several invitations from friends some business to attend to and undoubtedly there will be some adventures with beautiful moments.

Gordon Frickers art signature
This Gordon Frickers art signature is on all my more recent paintings.


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