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.


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!


Happy birthday #4

Buon compleanno to Italy’s Supreme Over-Generalissimo Richie Devaney, seen here celebrating in the office with ….. something.


Errr …. Yule log? Giant roasted caterpillar?

Whatever it is, it’s not all going to fit in there at once.


HB, Richie!

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?


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.