Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Want To Learn Some Air Travel Secrets?

I get loads of customers who come to our French Gite or on a Phototour holiday asking an important question. Where can we get cheaper air travel....you must know?
Well, until recently I could just have pointed people in the direction of the "cheaper" airlines but now I have some inside information.
My friend Tony was fired by a major airline, being accused of something he didn't even do. Revenge is sweet or so they say. He has spilled the beans and provided a wealth of air travel secrets the airlines really don't want you to know about. You really can get "giveaway" prices for your air travel needs.
I was flabbergasted and Tony is getting a lot of flack from the Big Boys in the airline for revealing all. It might pay to check it out before they stop him.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Oradour-sur-Glane.........Part 3

Final Part Of The Oradour-sur-Glane Story

How far from the truth could this assumption be? The women and children were taken to the church and the men to several barns. Within a short period of time, Oradour-sur-Glane was raised to the ground. 642 people executed and their bodies burnt leaving just 6 survivors. The youngest to suffer being just one week old.

In the trial that followed in 1953 it was found that the act was a measure of retaliation by the SS against resistance activity.

At this time, a new town was built alongside the remains of the sprawling, sad monument of a previous time. The full article can be viewed here

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Oradour-sur-Glane........Part 2

Reminders Of The Carnage Litter The Streets....

Once a typical peaceful pretty French village thriving with life, a central hub of the local communes where people would make a point to come and visit the vast array of shops and facilities, plenty of places for families to have picnics and generally enjoy themselves.

The people of Oradour-sur-Glane were well aware of the German occupation in the surrounding areas but considered themselves “distant” from the events and effects of the Second World War.
All this was to change in one fell swoop on June 10th 1944. A group of German SS soldiers were stationed at St Junien, a nearby town. They moved into Oradour on this hot June day and began to segregate the inhabitants, women and children into one group and the men into several other groups. At the time, there was nothing to suggest the forthcoming chain of events and the people assumed it was the preamble to an identity check.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Hawaii Beach Condos

Think of a beautiful ocean, fantastic beaches, scenery to die for and a surfer’s paradise. What word comes to mind. Ninety nine percent of people will say “Hawaii” and with good reason.

Why not take your vision one step further and rent a Hawaii Beach Condo.This is as about as close as you can get to experiencing living the dream. With a Hawaii Beach Condo your vacation will be a lot different to the normal tourist visit.

Step out of your door in the mornings directly onto the beach. If nature’s great natural swimming pool isn’t enough, you can always rent a Hawaii Beach Condo with its own or a shared pool.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Oradour-sur-Glane......Part 1

There is avillage close to Limoges that was destroyed but it's ruins stand as a monument to times past.....

Oradour-sur-Glane is a village close to Limoges which stands as a giant monument to the atrocities of war. General de Gaulle requested the village to be left in this condition as a reminder to the mindless acts of man in times of war.