A day and evening with a Toulouse pétanque club by invitation of my friend Lily Malek. We started at 15.00 and finished at 00.30… The picnic was well organised. Typical of French hospitality, everyone bringing something nice and all helping set up / dismantle, everyone looking after each other, lots of joking and laughter. With … Read more
Toulouse, lunch with Lily. I’ve written a bit more on my other blog and with other photos and on one of my two Facebook pages : https://artfrickers.com/blog/2020/06/24/toulouse-france/ I have to collect a major painting, on loan to Chateau de Saurs and have a variety of other ‘business’ and good friends to visit, in this region where … Read more
Driving South in France yesterday from Brittany to Toulouse, no problems except a few ‘bouchon’. I passed Saint Emilion, one of my favourite places to paint. Saint Emilion is classified as ‘une Petite cité de caractère’ is also justifiably the most famous name for red wine. For those who wantDriving South in France yesterday from … Read more
As we emerge from lock down here in Théhillac, France, we had our first ‘social distance’ fete. I discovered the famous ‘#bisous‘ French kiss has been replace by touching elbows ! My neighbour Danielle kindly invited me and our other neighbours for lunch. Such a pleasure to see a beautifully thoughtfully prepared table. Our little … Read more
No competition for Monet’s famous garden, however… Thought you might like to see a few of the flowers in my garden which on a calm day is scented by numerous roses.
Locked down, looking for something to read that is different, unconventional ??? My résumée fits that brief, I’ve just updated the page. https://www.frickers.co.uk/…/home…/gordon-frickers-cvresume/ Plus my web site particularly via the ‘Further Reading’ links on most of the painting pages have stories with much exclusive information unavailable elsewhere; read on, enjoy, and I wish the best … Read more
Corvid-19, the facts, sub titles in ENGLISH and FRENCH. I strongly recommend that if you have not already done so take a few minutes to follow this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAk7aX5hksU&feature=youtu.be Social distancing and masks are not a joke. An excellent very informative video with very good questions answered well by a leading and sincere expert. … Read more