birthday

Ageing hippy in Switzerland

Happy birthday this week to former Vieux Port courier Keir Murphy-Anderson, seen here celebrating with a day off and a small beer.

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Oh come on, push the boat out – have a large one.

Keir left his west coast colleagues to fend for themselves and joined the Area 3 demo team, a decision he may regret if it gets any colder up here in the hills.

HB Keir!

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Happy birthday! #3

HBBonne anniversaire en français today to James at Vieux Port, in recognition of his impressive perseverance in learning French. Has to be the only courier in the programme who finishes a hard day’s cleaning and then settles down for an exciting evening with a few verb tables. Getting plenty of practice in the lingo over there this season with their 50+ Tohapi arrivals every Saturday.

HB James!

 

Camping 70s style

Courier accommodation isn’t the only thing which has moved on over the past half a century. Who’d recognise Camping La Sirène at Argeles from this photo?

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Old skool at Argeles

Big changes since 1967 when site owner Eric Carletti decided to pack in his electrical goods business and buy a two star campsite instead. Sirène celebrates its 50th anniversary this season – check out their Facebook page for more retro camping pix.