About me
Marc Princivalle, born in Geneva in Switzerland. I decided to create this website in 2001 when I left Geneva for a job in the UK. 17 years later, and two beautiful children later, we are still enjoying this beautiful country.
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ACT

3-6 November 2012

ACT Conference in Orlando Florida

Great week in Orlando Florida for a Tox conference with Ben and Kristina. We almost missed our flight back to the UK as we were visiting the Everglades on an airboat

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Visit of the vyne

18 November 2012

The vyne from the National Trust

A great afternoon at The Vyne another National Trust Property near Basingstoke. The colors of the trees and the weather were fantastic.

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Walk around Turville

29 November 2012

Walk around Turville

What a great day for a short walk around Turville to end up in a pub for lunch. Loved it.

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Nativity Play at Badgemore

14 December 2012

Nativity Play at Badgemore

Oscar on stage as a narrator at the Badgemore School Nativity Play.

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14 December 2012

Oscar's Nativity Play

Oscar on stage as a narrator at the Badgemore School Nativity Play. Filmed in HD and edited on Premiere pro and After effects

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Basildon Park

16 December 2012

Christmas Trail in Basildon Park

Great afternoon in Basildon Park for a Christmas Trail in the woodland.

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Christmas at Treetops for Alana

19 December 2012

Christmas at Treetops for Alana

Father Christmas came to Treetops nursery for Alana's Christmas Party.

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Christmas at Badgemore

20 December 2012

Christmas Day in Henley

Carols singing at Oscar's school. He sang very well and personally was very proud on my little man.

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Christmas Henley-on-Thames

25 December 2012

Christmas Day in Henley

I just love Christmas mornings when Oscar and Alana are waking up to discover that Father Christmas came over night with plenty of presents.

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Flooding in Henley

26 December 2012

Flooding of Henley-on-Thames by the River Thames

Flooding of the River Thames in Henley-on-Thames. We were keen to go down to the river to feed the ducks to discover that we couldn't even manage to reach Marsh Lock. Very impressive sight to see Kayaks on the fields...

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London's Aquarium

29 December 2012

Visit of London's Aquarium

Great day to take the train from Reading to London to visit the London's aquarium.

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The Hills near Wallingford

30 December 2012

Walk near Hambleden

Great day to take the train from Reading to London to visit the London's aquarium.

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The Hills near Wallingford

01 January 2013

Hills near Wallingford

Excellent short walk on hills just outside Wallingford not far from home. A very nice, but cold and windy day for a walk with Alana and Oscar. Great view point as well to observe the important flooding of the River Thames in the region.

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13 January 2013

Stowe

Great day out to visit Stowe, a magnificent National Trust's garden near Bicester in Warwickshire. A great but cold day out with Alana and Oscar very keen on waling and having fun

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20 January 2013

A year in my life

Not easy to put together different sequences filmed in HD during the whole year (2012). Everytime I am taking some photos, I am also trying to capture a few good sequences on film. The whole film has been captured on the canon 5D mkII with various Lenses but all at 23.976, using the cinestyle space. The whole film has been edited then on Premiere Pro CS6 with After Effects

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27 January 2013

Waddesdon Manor

A great place for a walk around the castle where Ferdinand de Rothschild build an amazing formal garden and a collection of eighteenth-century decorative arts together with important British, Dutch and French paintings. We didn't had time to visit the house but we had a great lunch together at the restaurant...

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02 February 2013

Geocaching around Henley

What a great way to get Oscar and Alana walking: geocaching! The aim is to use a GPS app on the iphone and to try to discover caches which we called "treasures". Oscar was in charge and we finally walked around 4 km in the hills around Henley...

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03 February 2013

Bus ride to Marlow

What to do on a Sunday when the weather is cold and wet? You can stay inside or take a bus for a ride in the countryside to the next town downstream on the River Thames. Perfect idea and excellent afternoon in Marlow to finish at the cafe for some warm drinks and chocolates...

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GoPro Orienteering 3km run with Oscar

10 February 2013

GoPro 3km of fun with Oscar

What a great day in the cold and under the rain. We, Oscar and me, went in Christmas Common not far from home for a 3km orienteering race for the first time. That was fun (and wet) but Oscar managed extremely well and we finished 4th... out of seven.

Entirely filmed with my new GoPro Hero3 Black at 47.96 fps in Protune and very quickly edited in Premiere Pro CS6.

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Trail in Basildon

16 February 2013

Trail in Basildon Park

Beautiful afternoon at Basildon Park near Reading for a very cool trail organised in the woods surrounding the Property. The game was to find 6 different wellies painted with different motives and to draw them on a piece of paper. What a great idea to make Alana and Oscar walking like mad around the woods and the garden. Spring is coming and I can't wait for the end of this long winter...

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Trail in the woods at Cliveden

17 February 2013

Trail in the woods around Cliveden

Cliveden is just a great place to go with Alana and Oscar for a bit of fun and for a bit of food. The park around the magnificent house and garden is huge and they organised a nature trail in the woods. Perfect conditions with a bit of sunshine and cool temperature for a lot of fun. I just loved to see Alana and Oscar playing together, exploring the woods and the stuffs around... Great day and what best that an ice-cream in winter...

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Alana's 3rd Birthday Party

24 February 2013

Alana's 3rd Birthday Party

Great Birthday party for Alana 3rd Birthday in Marlow with all her friends.

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Isaac's 5th Birthday Party

03 March 2013

Isaac's 5th Birthday Party

Fantastic afternoon and party for Isaac's birthday at Odd's Farm in Wooburn Green. It's a great place for having fun with the animals and even more fun in a huge indoor gym. It was also great for Alana and certainly for Oscar to feed some animals.

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A week holidays at La Plagne

11-17 March 2013

A week holidays at La Plagne

What a great week skiing. We booked a week with an organisation called Mark Warner to make sure that we add plenty of time for skiing. What a great week we had. The snow was fantastic and the nannies from the hotel were fantastic. Alana and Oscar made so much progress on their skis, this was amazing. We had plenty of time to go skiing and I managed, sadly to damage my left knee. Last ride, I ruptured a ligament on my knee. Not good but hopefully I will be able to recover for next year.

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La Plagne The Movie

11 March 2013

La Plagne, the Movie

I finally managed to render my short film without crashing my PC. This was back in March for a week at La Plagne on ski holidays. Have a look as at the end there is the good footage of when I am actually damaging my knee (!)... What a great week of skiing with Alana, Oscar and Jess...

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Easter Egg Trail at Cliveden

31 March 2013

Easter Egg Trail at Cliveden

Fantastic but cold afternoon in Clivenden the National Trust property near Cookham. Alana and Oscar were extremely focussed on finding clues for the Easter Egg trail...

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Circus at Wellington Park

01 April 2013

Wellington Park near Reading

Cold weather, very cold day to go out somewhere but finally decided to go to the Wellington Country Park near Reading because there was a Circus, a small one but a good one. Great day out to see animals and other stuffs...

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Greys Court

02 April 2013

Greys Court

Great afternoon at Greys Court. Still freezing cold for Spring but so cool to be there again. I love this place. It is so convenient for us as not far from home and a brilliant place for Oscar and Alana to have a run around...

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Whipsnade zoo

07 April 2013

Whipsnade Zoo with the Van de Poel

We were trying to get organised to meet with Amanda, Hervé and Henry since last year. We tried over Christmas but we finally managed to find a suitable week-end to meet with them. We met at the Whipsnade Zoo near Luton. What a great place for Oscar, Henry and Alana. So great...

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Windsor with Carmen

28 April 2013

Windsor with Carmen

Afternoon in Windsor for a Birthday party for one of Alana's friend. I managed to go away for a few photos by the river before going back there with Carmen, Alana, Oscar and Jess for an ice-cream...

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Windsor with my colleagues

19 May 2013

Windsor with my colleagues

Great picnic with my colleagues near Windsor at Savill Garden. Great place where we should come back very soon to visit again the garden when my knee is better

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Picnic at Badgemore School

22 May 2013

Teddy Bears Picnic at Badgemore School

Picnic with the all of the class and the parents at Badgemore School after a group dance on the playground.

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Greys Court National Trust

25 May 2013

Greys Court National Trust

Great afternoon and lunch at Greys Court the National Trust property near home.

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Greys Court National Trust

01 June 2013

Sunny afternoon at Greys Court National Trust

Sunny and warm afternoon at Greys Court. The perfect afternoon for a bit of football, dancing, a good coffee and some exploring in the walled garden. This national trust property is so cool...

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Greys Court and Barbecue

08 June 2013

Greys Court and Barbecue with Jon and Natalie

Beautiful day in the countryside with a good start of the day at Greys Court to take some great photos and then we went to Middle Ascendon for a great barbecue with Jon, Natalie, James and Rose...

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Greys Court and Barbecue

15 June 2013

Beaconsfield - Bekonscot Village Model and Greys Court

Jess was in Cambridge for Becky's hen week-end and I decided to take Alana and Oscar to the Village Model in Beaconsfield. Arriving there, we met with Jo and Brian... That was a great surprise to spend the day with them. It rained quite a lot, so after being very wet, we went back home before heading to Greys Court to an ice-cream. A great day in charge and a lot of fun with Alana and Oscar.

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Badgemore School Fair

22 June 2013

Badgemore School Fair

Fun and wet afternoon at the Badgemore School Fair

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Long walk around Greys Court

23 June 2013

Long walk around Greys Court

Great afternoon walking walking the long path around Greys Court. It was a long walk for Alana in the forest. It was windy and slightly cold but very enjoyable to see them exploring the world around them... Love it!!

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Pleasant afternoon at Greys Court

29 June 2013

Pleasant afternoon at Greys Court

Another afternoon at Greys Court but this place is so beautiful, peaceful and so great for us and the children... love it...

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Bucklebury Farm

30 June 2013

Bucklebury Farm

We already visited this animal farm but this time the weather was absolutely perfect for a great day out. We managed to have a picnic and a great tractor ride in the deer park... That was great...

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Royal Regatta

06 July 2013

Royal Regatta

I just love going down to the boat enclosure during Regatta. You don't see a lot of racing from there, but it is much more civilised for the children with more space to roam freely... Great opportunity to see the crews getting ready or coming back from their races. Perfect...

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Marwell Zoo

07 July 2013

Marwell Zoo with the Waterhouse

Great weather (slightly too warm actually) for a get together with Abby, Amelia, Richard and Thomas at Marwell zoo near Winchester.

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Shillingford

13 July 2013

Shillingford Swimming pool

What a great discovery that Swimming pool is. Situated near Shillingford and belonging to an hotel, this perfect spot by the river will be probably used again soon (weather depending).

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Badgemore School

19 July 2013

Badgemore Primary School Play

End of the year Play at Badgemore School for Oscar and Alana was at the preschool playing in a Bouncy Castle... Great time...

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Becky and Simon's wedding

19 July 2013

Sunset at Maidensgrove with Oscar

That was so fun to spend an evening with Oscar taking photos of the sunset at Maidensgrove. Quality time with Oscar... Loved it

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Becky and Simon's wedding

20 July 2013

Becky and Simon's wedding

What a great day for Becky and Simon's wedding. Such a great day also to catch up with our friends

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Nuffield House

21 July 2013

Nuffield House a New National Trust Property

There is a new place from the National Trust to visit near our house, and this is called Nuffield House. Nuffield house was the house of Mr Morris, the inventor and developer of the Mini (the car)... Very interesting visit and great place for Oscar and Alana to discover...

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Highclere Castle Battle Proms

03 August 2013

Highclere Castle Battle Proms

Great week-end in Newbury for the Highclere Castle Battle Proms with Kristina and Chris, Becky and Simon and Jane who spend a few days with us at a nice Campsite not to far from Highclere Castle. We also managed to go to Peppa Pig World at Paulton Park and it was so great to see Alana's face illuminating when she understood where we were... Thanks everybody for this great week-end.

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Hill Head

09 August 2013

Long week-end in Hill Head

Great long week-end at the Waterhouse in Hill Head by the sea. It is always such a pleasure to see Thomas, Amelia, Richard and Abby. This time, we also had Vicky with us. We had the pleasure to go sea kayaking, to go to Titchfield Nature Reserve for a Moth evening with the experts while watching the Red Arrows and finally we spent the next day in Portmsouth at the History Shipyard to visit the Warrior. Great week-end...

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Hurley Regatta

17 August 2013

Hurley Regatta

Great afternoon at the Hurley Regatta. Popular boat races, tug of war on the water, great burgers and beers, and a lot of fun for us with Vicky.... Loved it.

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Barcelona and Begur

23 August to 6 September 2013

Barcelona and Spain

Finally summer holidays in Spain. First in Barcelona for a few days and then two full weeks in Begur at the house. Great weather, great summer and lovely time all together

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GoPro Spain

23 August 2013

GoPro Spain

Finally summer holidays in Spain. First in Barcelona for a few days and then two full weeks in Begur at the house. Great weather, great summer and lovely time all together and great time fidling around with the GoPro. What a gadget...

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Henley Show

14 September 2013

Henley Show

The usual end of summer Henley show in Hambleden. A great day out with Oscar and Alana to feel and live the countryside, but also a great afternoon to meet up with our friends. I just love the Henley Show

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Greys Court

15 September 2013

Walk around Greys Court/p>

Brilliant walk in the forest around Henley and more specifically around Greys Court. I love this forest.

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Harvest

22 September 2013

Harvest Festival at Greys Court

Great afternoon at the Harvest Festival in Greys Court. This time, plenty of goodies to buy but also an amazing Morris dancers group. A lot of laughs and funny photos

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Istanbul

03-05 October 2013

Istanbul EADV conference

I had the chance to travel to Istanbul for the first time. What a surprise. This city is amazing. Buzzing, beautiful, interesting and a real feeling of being welcomed by the people I talked to. As always when travelling for a conference, I had to go very early in the morning (before the start of the day) or late at the end of the conference, but I will have to come back with the rest of the family to enjoy again this amazing city.

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Oscar's 6th Birthday Party

10 October 2013

Oscar's 6th Birthday Party

Well done Jess for the perfect organisation of Oscar's 6th Birthday Party at Pizza Express in Henley... Great dinner where they could prepare and ear their own pizzas. With, Bethany, Isaac, Harrison, Harry, Edward, Alex, James, Daniel, Nicky, Henry, Rose, Nancy, Frankie, Bethany and Alana

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Warburg Reserve

12 October 2013

Walk in Warburg Reserve

Great afternoon with Oscar and Alana at Warburg Nature Reserve near Middle Ascendon not far from Henley. A great walk in the woods and fields and a great break somewhere for some bread and hot chocolate.

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Car Racing Donington Park

19 October 2013

Car racing at Donington Park

What a great day with Jason and Mark at Donington Park. I wanted to see Jason racing for a long time and this time we managed to get there with Oscar on the mythic racing track of Donington Park. We went with Mark Chapman and his boys, dad and mum and spent the day taking photos, enjoying the racing and the noise. Great day with my beautiful little man Oscar...

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Harvest Festival

21 October 2013

Harvest Festival at Badgemore School

Harvest Festival at Badgemore School where Oscar and his friends are singing and playing around the theme of harvesting. Great afternoon and quality play... I was really proud of my little guy...

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Halloween Disco

25 October 2013

Halloween Disco

Alana and Oscar getting ready for the Halloween Disco at School. Sorry Oscar but we were running out of face painting and we I had to use what we had...

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Badgemore Preschool

25 October 2013

Badgemore Preschool

I was asked to take a few photos of Alana's friend at Badgemore Preschool for them to use them for Christmas stuff.

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Cholsey Wildlife

26 October 2013

Cholsey Wildlife walk by the River Thames

Great sunday afternoon and a long walk along the River Thames near Cholsey where there is a nice walk on the Thames path. We decided to explore an alternative route back and ended up by walking a few more kilometers just before the rain...

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San Antonio

02-08 November 2013

A week in San Antonio

I had the pleasure to travel to sunny Texas to San Antonio for a conference. I travelled with a colleague called Ben Foster and I also met Kristina Ulrich at the meeting. We had some spare time before the conference and we managed to visit a few great place around the Conference Center. What a great week and beautiful place. I will have to come back with Jess and the children...

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Basildon

10 November 2013

Walk around Basildon Park

Beautiful weather and winter light for a great walk around Basildon Park

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Maidesngrove

23 November 2013

Walk around Maidensgrove Common

Beautiful light and end of the day for a great walk around Maidensgrove common. I just love this high ground place with some good views and beautiful sunset...

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Santa Run

08 December 2013

Santa Fun Run in Henley-on-Thames

First time we are doing that sort of thing, a fun run for Christmas for a charity. About 2.5 miles around the Henley-on-Thames train station. Oscar ran with me, and Alana with Jess. I was again very impressed by Oscar as he managed to run the whole way without stopping and at a very good pace... Alana managed to run, walk the whole way as well...

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Greys Court

08 December 2013

National Trust Greys Court

Great to see that Greys Court in now open over December and Christmas. There is also a brand new cafe... Perfect end of the day for a quick walk in the garden.

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Christmas

15-25 December 2013

It's Christmas Time

A collection of photos from the 15th of December with a party at home with Mulled wine and minces pies up to the 25th of December with Father Christmas's visit at home...

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Griffiths

28 December 2013

Covent Garden with the Griffiths

Ruth and I organised a restaurant in Covent Garden to surprise Nigel. What a great day with the Griffiths around Covent Garden and Picadilly...

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Hambleden

31 December 2013

Short walk in the Hambleden Valley

Short walk in the Hambleden Valley to occupy everybody before the New Year. Short but pleasant walk in the mud up and down the valley

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Turville

02 January 2014

Nice walk near Turville

Beautiful day for a walk around Turville. There is always a pub somewhere in the countryside

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Flooding

08 January 2014

Flooding in Henley

What an amazing sight, flooding of the River Thames absolutely everywhere, blocking road, flooding meadows and fields, creating a very nice chaos everywhere around town

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LaPlagne

02-08 February 2014

Skiing at La Plagne

Great week of ski at La Plagne at the same hotel we went last year. I was so pleased with my knee as I have almost recovered completely. I was also so excited about Alana's and Oscar's progress on the ski. They are so confident and enjoying the fun... We can't wait to go back soon in the Alps...

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Maidensgrove

15 February 2014

Walk with Oscar in Maidensgrove

Beautiful late afternoon with Oscar from Maidensgrove down to the Nature Reserve of Warburg and back up to the pub. Long and muddy walk but beautiful colours and sunset

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Badgemore

16 February 2014

Cake and stuff sales for Badgemore Preschool

Cake and stuff sales on Market Place in Henley for the Badgemore Preschool where Alana is at the moment...

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Cliveden

23 February 2014

Walk in Cliveden

Windy day for a walk but we decided to go back to Cliveden for a nice and long walk in the woods and down to the River. Long walk for Alana who managed extremely well. Beautiful views and glad to see that the flooding has receded.

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Alana 4 Birthday

01 March 2014

Alana's 4th Birthday Party

Party for Alana's 4th Birthday with her friends at Kids and Actions. Not my definition of fun but the themed room (Princess) was fantastic and to see Alana's smile has no price...

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Warburg

09 March 2014

Walk in Warburg and Maidensgrove

Great and warm weather for a picnic and a walk in the Warburg Nature Reserve. 5km walk in the hills around Maidensgrove, just the perfect way to spend a sunny day...

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Greys Court

16 March 2014

Walk in Greys Court

Spring is here. What a great and warm day at Greys Court for a great walk in the woods full of Daffodils

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Greys Court

29 March 2014

Walk in Greys Court with Jojo, Frankie and Nancy

Great to catch up with Jojo and the girls...

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Bix

30 March 2014

Geocaching near Bix

Geocaching with Annette, Jason, Lucy, Ben, Lilly, Kathy in the woods around Bix. This is an amazing way to get the kids walking and occupied. We were actually lucky to see a big herd of wild deers crossing in front of us... Great afternoon after a nice barbecue in our garden...

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Bix

05-06 April 2014

Chessington Park

We had a deal with Oscar. He was supposed to achieve something, which he did and we organised a surprised week-end at Chessington Park. You should have seen his head when he discovered where we were heading he was so pleased. We also had the pleasure to realise a few days before that the Walmsleys were also heading to this place. That was great...

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Pembrokeshire

12-18 April 2014

Pembrokeshire

Great week in Pembrokeshire, south west of Wales in an amazing cottage on Dinas Island Farm. A great place, fantastic view from the cottage, the farm and down to the beach. The farm is a working farm and we were surrounded with hundreds of lambs... Pure joy... We also had the opportunity to do a boat trip around Ramsey Island where we were supposed to see a lot of wildlife but at the end it was too early in the season. We also had the pleasure to meet up with Brian, Jo, Angie, Dave and the kids for a fabulous afternoon on the beach of Tenby. What a beautiful part of the country...

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Maidensgrove

03 May 2014

Maidensgrove with Kristina and Chris

Great afternoon playing with Oscar and Alana on the Common at Maidensgrove, and as you should we ended up at the pub with Chris and Kristina... Great day out...

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Braziers

05 May 2014

Braziers Park

Braziers Park is apparently the oldest community in England... Great park and great day out with the usual friends Mark and Jason...

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Sailing

17 May 2014

Henley-on-Thames Sailing Club

The plan was to have a quick look at the Henley Sailing Club Open day to get a feel. A few hours later, a nice sail on the River with Oscar and a warm welcome from some of the members, we are proud new members of this amazing club. Can't wait to go back and to sail with Oscar again... Great fun.

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Badgemore

23 May 2014

Badgemore School May Fair

Traditional Spring Festival at the Badgemore School in Henley. This was cool also to see Alana participating from the Preschool... Despite the rain, great afternoon...

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Sailing

25 May 2014

Henley-on-Thames Sailing Club

Great day of racing on the River Thames. Oscar enjoyed so much our two regattas on a samll boat called the Mirror. A lot of wind, great place and fun sailing

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Sailing

31 May 2014

Henley-on-Thames Sailing Club

Another fantastic day on the River Thames at the Sailing Club. Perfect afternoon finishing by a friendly barbecue at the club and a great sunset... Life is cool...

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Sailing

11 June 2014

Henley-on-Thames Sailing Club

Wednesday Sailing at the club, but this time I was on duty on the Safety Boat. Great opportunity to grab the camera and take a few photos from the River... Fabulous afternoon on the River...

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Millmeadows

05 July 2014

Alana's Graduation

Alana's Graduation ceremony at Mill Meadows Preschool

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Jojo

05 July 2014

Jojo's 40th Birthday

Jojo's 40th Birthday at Mill Meadows by the River Thames

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Scilly

19-24 July 2014

Isles of Scilly

What a week on the Isles of Scilly. This place is so remote and beautiful... After a nice boat trip from the western tip of Cornwall, from Penzance we arrived on Hugh Town on the main island. Beautiful places, beautiful beaches and great Company with Louise, Shahid and Tom...

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Saumur

01-06 August 2014

Charles-Edward's wedding at Saumur

What a great long week-end we had at Charles-Edward and Cecile Jefford's weeding in Saumur... Thanks for the invitation... Great opportunity to visit the region, taste the wine and to rediscover a great place...

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GreysCourt

18 August 2014

Walk around Greys Court

Great Walk around Greys Court

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Begur

25 August to 01 Septembre 2014

Week in Spain in Begur

Gorgeous weather for our usual week of holidays in Spain, in Begur

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Alanaschool

03 Septembre 2014

Alana's first day at School

The start of a new era for Alana... First day at School, at Badgemore in Henley-on-Thames. What an important day. She wasn't scared at all, just really excited... Beautiful moments for us...

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Henleyshow

13 Septembre 2014

Henley Farmer Show

The usual Farmer Show in Henley-on-Thames with the pleasure to meet up with Shahid our friend we met on the Isles of Scilly

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Oscar

04 October 2014

Oscar's Birthday Party

Weekend in Geneva for a few Birthday Parties and meeting up with Friends...

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Geneva

18 October 2014

Geneva

We organised Oscar's 7th Birthday Party at the Climbing Centre in Reading. What a treat for his friends and for us. Great day and a lot of fun

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Cookleygreen

25 October 2014

Walk in the woods around Cookley Green

Perfect day for a long walk in the countryside. We decided to explore a part I've done on my mountain bike but not with the rest of the family, Cookley Green

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Paris

29-30 October 2014

Paris

A week in Paris for a Conference

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Halloween

31 October 2014

Halloween

Great evening in Henley-on-Thames with our friends for a treat of trick tour of the houses around ...

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GreysCourt

05 November 2014

Autumn Colours

Very nice lunch break's walk in the woods around Greys Court

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Sailingclub

20 November 2014

Views from the club

One of my favourite spot on the River Thames, at the Sailing club where I go sometimes to take a few photos

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Brecon

22-23 November 2014

Week-end in Brecon

Great week-end in South Wales near Brecon and Crickowell with Jess for a bit of walking up Pen-y-Fan and the Black Mountains. The weather for November was glorious...

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sailing

7 December 2014

Christmas Party at the Sailing Club

Henley Sailing Club Christmas Party at the club by the River. About 75 people turned up for this great meal and Santa arriving on a boat with a drunk driver was extremely funny...

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sunrise

14 December 2014

Sunrise in Marsh Lock

Early morning in Marsh Lock to take a few photos of the sunrise over the River. Fabulous.

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samoens

21 December 2014 - 2 January 2015

Ski in Samoens

Two weeks of pure pleasure of skiing at Samoens

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walkhenley

25 January 2015

Walk in the woods around Henley

Excellent walk in the woods around our village of Henley. Great light, fresh air... all you need

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samoens

16 February 2015

A week of ski in Samoens

Great week of Ski at Samoens with the Wakefield but not a lot of photos... Too busy skiing and I used quite a lot the iPhone to take these photos...

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birthday

28 February 2015

Alana's 5th Birthday Party

Alana's 5th Birthday Party in Henley in a Potery shop. Great place for having some stuffs done. With Rose, Isla, Viola, Elodie, Zak and James... Great time...

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greyscourt

01 March 2015

Greys Court

Perfect day for an afternoon out at Greys Court

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newforest

28 March - 2 April 2015

New Forest

Great cottage in the New Forest near Bramshaw so I could commute easily to my new job in Southampton

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hambleden

6 April 2015

Hambleden Valley

One of these great day out in the countryside around Henley, in the Hambleden valley

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Dryisland

23-29 May 2015

Dry Island in Scotland

We spent a week on Dry Island on the north of the West Coast of Scotland in the Highlands. This island was inhabited by a fishermand and his family and we spent the whole week in an off-grid cabin on the Island

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Isleofwight

25-30 July 2015

A week on the Isle of Wight with Oscar and Alana

A great week on the Isle of Wight with Oscar and Alana near Cowes

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Fastnet

16 August 2015

Fastnet

Start of the Sailing race Fastnet from Hurst Castle

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Fastnet

30 August 2015

Walk alone along the coast of Dorset

Fantastic day for a long walk alone on the cost of Dorset. I walked from Osmington to Durdle door and return, to end up at a nice pub...

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Fastnet

06 September 2015

A Day with Oscar and Alana in Stonehenge

Sunny and warm day for a visit in Salisbury and Stonehenge. Great day out with Oscar and Alana

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Fastnet

08 to 14 November 2015

Conference in Las Vegas

A week of Conference in Las Vegas. As usual, I managed to find a bit of time for a stroll around

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Fastnet

18 November 2015

Conference in Washington

A few days in Washington for a conference with the chance of visiting Memorial Walk

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Fastnet

24 December 2015

Week in Chamonix

Amazing week in Chamonix with the Grepts and the kids

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Mottisfont

18 February 2016

Day in Mottisfont Abbey

Beautiful day in Mottisfont Abbey with Oscar and Alana... And the weather was gorgeous

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mottisfont

12 March 2016

Mottisfont Abbey National Trust

Another Beautiful day in Mottisfont Abbey with Oscar and Alana... This time, we spent a bit more time taking photos and posing for photos... love it

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hintonampner

27 March 2016

Hinton Ampner National Trust

Easter egg hunt with Oscar and Alana at Hinton Ampner property near Winchester

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hintonampner

02 April 2016

Exbury Garden

Great afternoon with Oscar and Alana at Exbury Garden in the New Forest. A bit too early for the flowers but spring is definitely coming

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hintonampner

04 April 2016

Manor Farm County Park

What a great farm not far from Southampton. Great and wet afternoon with Oscar and Alana

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hintonampner

08-10 April 2016

Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris with Oscar and Alana. What a place! a lot of people, long queues but so much fun...

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hintonampner

07-08 May 2016

Swanage and Corfe

Great week-end in Swanage and Corfe with Oscar and Alana. We rented an airBnB place and explored the area. Beach, but cold water and gorgeous weather to visit Corfe Castle where there was a lot to do. Loved it...

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hintonampner

15 May 2016

Hinton Ampner

Perfect spring day out in Hinton Ampner, one of the National trust property around Winchester... I just love these photos of Oscar and Alana

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labaule

11-13 August 2016

La Baule

Perfect long week-end to relax by the sea at La Baule on the West coast of France

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boscombe

29 August 2016

Boscombe near Bournemouth

A great sunny day to go the beach near Bournemouth. Perfect place despite the cold water of the sea

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swanage

31 August 2016

Week camping in Swanage

A fantastic week camping with Oscar and Alana after their 3 months long trip to Latin America with Jess... Just pure pleasure...

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ladouble

24 September 2016

La Double in Geneva

What a race. Probably my favourite due to the fact that I spent quality time with René and helming the boat. What a party after as well...

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Henley

09 October 2016

Henley-on-Thames

Amazing day in Henley. First of all, Oscar completed his first 10K race with Jess, Secondly we went to Greys Court for some great time...

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Uppark

22 October 2016

Uppark

Middle of October and glorious day to go out and to visit somewhere. Here we are at Uppark another National Trust Property near Chichester in the South Downs. Fantastic afternoon with Alana and Oscar

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Baltimore

06-11 November 2016

Baltimore in the US

Great week in Baltimore for a conference. As usual, time before flying back to rent a car and to go visit somewhere not too far. This time, I went to Gettysburg to see the site of one of the deadliest battle of the American Civil War

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mottisfont

21 January 2017

Mottisfont abbey

Gorgeous January day at Mottisfont with Oscar and Alana

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mtromso

28-30 January 2017

Tromso in Norway

Great weekend in Tromso to see the Northen Lights, the different landscapes and the whales

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thevyne

05 February 2017

The Vyne National Trust

We usually stop there on our way to Henley to avoid the traffic coming out of the New Forest. I love this place. It is another great National Trust property in a special place

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christchurch

04 March 2017

The beach near Christchurch

Windy day at the beach near the Solent. Not sure why Alana was so keen to carry her british flag...

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swanage

25 March 2017

Swanage

A taste of summer on the south coast of England...

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swanage

25 March 2017

A taste of summer in Swanage

Take Oscar and Alana on a beach and here we go, fun and pleasure. Great opportunity to play with the new Gopro as well...

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swanage

07-14 April 2017

Chamonix

A week in Chamonix. Great ski, great photos and opportunities to fly the drone and fanstastic to meet up with the other Princivalles

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chamonix

07-14 April 2017

Chamonix from the sky

Amazing week in Chamonix and great opportunity to fly the drone properly

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mottisfont

16 April 2017

Mottisfont Abbey

Great to be back in Mottisfont Abbey, the National Trust property, especially during Easter for their Easter Trail

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durdle door

23 April 2017

Durdle Door

Great walk by the coast near Durdle Door

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holmsley

29 April 2017

Holmsley

Camping in the New Forest. Not the best campsite in the world but very nice for April

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charity walk

06 May 2017

Charity walk Lee-on-Solent

Charity walk with Georges for the wounded. Start in Hills head and finishing at Lee-on-Solent. 10 miles of coastal walk with Oscar and Alana by the sea. Gorgeous day to do it

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the vyne

07 May 2017

National trust The Vyne and Maidensgrove

Gorgeous afternoon in the The Vyne and back to Henley at Maidensgroves

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Islay

19-23 May 2017

Week-end on Islay

Great week-end on the Isle of Islay with an old VW Camper to visit a few distilleries

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Bridport

24-26 June 2017

Camping in Bridport

Fantastic week-end with Oscar and Alana in Bridport in the West Country. Love these views...

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Bridport

01 July 2017

Petworth Music festival

Huge music festival organised by Steve, my friend from sailing. Great afternoon listening to some excellent bands and a lot of fun with Oscar and Alana

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Vicomte

05 August 2017

Vaux-le-Vicomte

Great week-end in Meaux and lovely visit of the castle of Vaux-le-Vicomte. What a magnificent place

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Ionian

19-27 August 2017

Sailing in Greece

What an amazing week sailing on the Ionian Sea on the West Coast of Greece. First part of our trip in Greece. What a place, what a boat, excellent skipper (Pip) and great charter organisation. One of the most amazing week in my life...

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Corfu

28 August to 03 September 2017

Week in Corfu

Second week of our adventure in Corfu following our week of sailing. Great place, lovely hotel, fantastic weather and another great day out on the water

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Theo

09 September 2017

Theo and Flavie's wedding

What a great party of the Ile de Braz for Flavie and Theo's wedding

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Eastbourne

27 Octboer 2017

Eastbourne and Seven Sisters

On our way to an Halloween party on the other side of London, we took the opportunity to carry on our quest of visiting places in the UK. First of all Eastbourne and then the famous Seven Sisters (Dover's cliffs). What a great weather for the end of October...

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Eastbourne

29 October 2017

Lepe Beach

Late afternoon stroll by the sea at Lepe Beach to enjoy the view and to fly the drones

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palmsprings

4 to 9 November 2017

Palm Springs

Lucky me to be able to go to conferences somewhere. This time Palm Springs for the ACT. Great place and fantastic trip to Joshua Tree National Park

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newforest

3 December 2017

Walk in the New Forest

Great walk in the New Forest with an amazing sunset

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genevas

24-26 December 2017

Christmas in Geneva

Great family time in Geneva for Christmas

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genevas

26 December 2017

Ski in Morgins

Not the greatest weather but so much fun to ski with Quentin and Philippe

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worthmatravers

11 February 2018

Walk near Worth Matravers

Great day out with Alana and Oscar by the coast near Worth Matravers. Not a long walk but it was cold and the pub was waiting for us

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osmingtonmills

17 February 2018

Walk with Flavie and Theo near Osmington Mills

A good walk by the coast always start with a pub... This is what we've done with Theo and Flavie before walking the coast

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osmingtonmills

24 February 2018

A sheperd hut in the middle of the new forest

What an amazing Airbnb location. A sheperd hut lost in the middle of the New Forest with some remarkable hosts. I had to try every single bottles of spirits the owner was collecting. The hut was superb. Cosy and warm. What a treat!

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glasgow

28 February to 02 March 2018

Stranded in Glasgow

I was supposed to be in Glasgow for an Award Ceremony but got stranded for 5 days due to the snow. Opportunity to drive north on the coast and to take a few photos

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sanantonio

10-15 March 2018

SOT in San Antonio Texas

I have been to San Antonio before but immense pleasure to go back in Texas for the Society of Toxicology annual meeting. Not a lot of time to wander around but always some nice pictures taken between meetings with my colleagues John and Larry

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mottisfont

31 March 2018

Walk near Mottisfont Abbey

Gentle walk in Mottisfont Abbey by a cold day. I just loved Oscar' haircut...

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corfe

22 April 2018

Corfe Castle

Nice walk with Marie around Corfe Castle in Dorset

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corfe

05-10 May 2018

Camping in Bridport

Beautiful week with Alana and Oscar at the Freshwater Holiday Park in Dorset near Bridport. Fresh water, amazing warmth and sunshine. Loved it.

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corfe

12 May 2018

Mountain biking New Forest

Last part of our holidays. Biking in the New Forest. I even managed to crash the drone on trees but not too badly...

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hampton

13 May 2018

Sunday with Oscar in Hampton Court

First of all, a great sunday lunch with Oscar at the Five Horse Shoes before heading to London for a visit of Hampton Court. Great day with my lovely Oscar...

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falkirk

17 May 2018

The Falkirk wheel

What a surprising place. A massive elevator for boats. Genius of british engineering

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Scotland

19-20 May 2018

Weekend in Scotland

Lovely weekend with Marie in Scotland. Short visit in Edinburgh, Dalwhinnie, Aviemore and Dundee

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Bamburgh

20 May 2018

Bamburgh Castle

Before returning to Dundee, I had the time to quickly drive to Bamburgh to see this amazing castle on the East Coast of Scotland

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Bamburgh

26 May 2018

Deauville Yacht Race

My first crossing of the Channel between the Solent and Deauville. No wind but what an experience and parties with this crew on Spiritwalker... Loved it...

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deauville

04 November 2018

Airboat in the Everglades

Epic video of our crossing from the Solent to Deauville on Spiritwalker

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London

16 June 2018

London with the Grepts

Amazing day in London with the Grepts... Ambre, Nicole, Rene, Oscar, Alana and Sandrine around London and Greenwich

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Boston

17-23 June 2018

Congress in Boston

Great congress in Boston and good opportunity to visit a bit before flying back home... gorgeous part of the country

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Hayling

04 August 2018

beach party at the club

Beach Party at the Sailing club on the beach. Beautiful sunset, amazing warmth and great music

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Devon

07-11 August 2018

North Devon holidays

First week of our holidays in England. First stop an amazing airbnb in the middle of North Devon in the Beehive on a farm with an amazing host, a lost musician... Time also to explore Exmoor, Tintagel Castle, Castle Drogo and two farmer shows. What a place with Oscar and Alana and pure happiness...

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Brecon

11-14 August 2018

Brecon holidays and Jazz

Second week of our holidays. Drive from Devon to Wales to Brecon for a bit of wet camping and the Jazz festival. Great week again...

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Brecon

17 August 2018

A day at the beach

Great day at the Sailing club to Paddle and enjoying this amazing beach

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Brecon

14-15 October 2018

Scotland with Flavie and Theo

A few days with Theo and Flavie to visit a few places around Dundee. Starting with St Andrews, then the Dalwhinnie distillery, the Cairngorn National Park, Dunnotar Castle and finally Broughty Ferry before coming back to Dundee. Amazing places in gorgeous Scotland

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everglades

04 November 2018

Airboat in the Everglades

Typical short trip in the Everglades when you've got a few hours to spend while on a business trip. Filmed with a GoPro in 4K stabilised using a Renovu gimbal and Premiere Pro

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