The Phraser – an apology and an explanation

My desk - it's been busy

My desk – it’s been busy

Dear Reader,

In case you’re there, and wondering where I might be, this is an apology for the silence, and an explanation … two explanations. The first is sad, and the second is hopeful.

  1. I’ve just been to Scotland for the funeral of a wonderful lady and friend; and
  2. I’m tidying up The Phraser to make it easier to navigate, and to prepare for a new focus on all things to do with books.

The site should be ready and gleaming by the end of the month. Meanwhile, I hope you have the time to do some browsing – The Phraser is open for that.

I look forward to getting back to you, and wish you good reading and good company … always!

Georgie

Happy Christmas … may there be peace and goodwill

The Phraser will be on pause for Christmas. Here is a tiny handmade video of carol singers on a train platform. This was filmed from the bridge over the tracks so it is all a bit long-distance – a meander, caught on our commute home. 🚂Best viewed with sound.🎄🎶🎆

Saying goodbye to Django …

Django in Campania (near Naples, Italy)

Django in Campania (near Naples, Italy)
He romped through our lives for over a decade RIP

Apologies for the silence. It has been a hectic fortnight of family, friends and farewells. I shall be back at my desk tomorrow.

Copyright Georgie Knaggs & The Phraser 2018

To Paris, France for the day

The rendezvous outside the Louvre - Paris, France

The rendezvous outside the Louvre – Paris, France

Any chance you can join us?”  A message from an American friend pings into my in-box.  Hmmm?

There’s sensible … and then there’s Paris.  Even if only for a day.

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In case you miss me – I’m away from my desk … just for a week.

Out and about

Out and about

Copyright Georgie Knaggs & The Phraser 2018

Merry Christmas … Happy Holidays … Season’s Greetings

Christmas tree 2016

Christmas tree 2016

The holidays have arrived and with them a new frenzy.  It’s hectic here so I’ll pause for a few days to try to keep pace with it all.

Many thanks for your company over this past year – for your reading, for your writing, for your sharing – and a special thanks to Naples for all the stories.

May the next few days be filled with friends, family and kindness … best wishes all round.

Copyright Georgie Knaggs & The Phraser 2018

Hotel Beau Site, Talloires … and a rendezvous

The rendezvous - the garden of the Hotel Beau Site in Talloires

The rendezvous – the garden of the Hotel Beau Site in Talloires

We had a rendezvous to arrange … and it had to be perfect.

Our final choice was the Hotel Beau Site in Talloires.  It looked beautiful on its website – more like an old, elegant home than a hotel – and, more important, it had grounds that seemed to lead down to a private beach on a pristine lake.

The bad news – it was a self-promoting hotel an easy drive from of some the most famous ski slopes in Europe.  Surely a web-trap?

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