Category Archives: Tanya

Christmas family musical muckaround


Original playout date: 9 December 2007
Duration: 15:39

This is not exactly seasonal for the time I am uploading this to this blog, but I am simply putting my old films up here in order and right now I am 10 years and six months behind the original play out times. I hope that this figure will get lower and lower.
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Holiday in Alsace #12/12 – The journey home


Original playout date: 8 December 2007
Duration: 13:17

Yes, we’ve reached the 12th and final part of the Alsace holiday saga, and I hope that you enjoy the road trip shots, the rare photo of my wife as a 19 year old, the impromptu Borat impersonation and the music of the UK Mr Big (NB not the same as the US group of the same name) and the full version of the song which has started each episode of this series, namely “Ne me quitte pas” by Brel, a song that launched many translations such as Shirley Bassey’s “if you go away” in the 1950s but none of them come in my opinion anywhere near the original, which must be in the top ten French language songs of all time.
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Holiday in Alsace #11/12 – Gallery shots of Colmar and Keysersberg


Original playout date: 4 December 2007
Duration: 7:43

There was me thinking nobody is ever going to be bothered over property rights for a song form Armenia called Pnjlik Mnjlik by a gent called Arsen Grigoryan. How wrong I was, the video has got a claim but fair play to Arsen it plays on. He gets all the money because we all know only the music is important in a video, not the image, that’s why it’s called video, but OK. Better than the vandalism I suffered on many of my vids and then got called on copyright for the “free” tune anyway, a little later.
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Alsace holiday #10/12 – Colmar by Street Train


Original playout date: 25 November 2007
Duration: 9:55

I still remember this lovely day with my parents and Sophie and Tanya as teenies. Lovely to hear their voices. We take a street train through the lovely town of Colmar in Alsace together.
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Random Clips – a video scrapbook


Original playout date: 7 November 2007
Duration: 3:38

This is only 88 views after 11 years of existence. And yet, it has meaning for me, and is even a very nice one, if only for the images of my dearly departed mother and father enjoying themselves with us, and Simona calling Sophie “the most beautiful child in the world”, which of course was before she got to know her ;-).

Yes, all in all probably one of the nicer “Random clips” videos I have done. I have a few of these, ones which have nice little bits of footage that don’t really fit an ordinary film.
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Alsace holiday #9/12 – Strasbourg


Original playout date: 31 October 2007
Duration: 14:25

A boat trip through Strasbourg seeing what our money has been spent on in the EU is how we spend the 9th and penultimate episode of the Alsace series.
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Alsace holiday #8/12 – Miscellaneous Holiday Fun


Original playout date: 27 October 2007
Duration: 9:48

Just some leftover clips from the Alsace holiday, such as Sophie looking like a puffin while puffin’ and blowing. Very cute.
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Weekend in the Beskid Mountains


Original playout date: 26 October 2007
Duration: 13:15

“We had a little weekend in June away in the southern part of Silesia, in Szczyrk and here you can see glimpses of what we did and what we saw.

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Holiday in Alsace #6 – Schwarzwald – The Black Forest


Original playout date: 14 September 2007
Duration: 14:18

One advantage of holidaying in Alsace is that you don’t only have the Vosges mountains of France to visit, but also just across the river Rhein is Germany and the Black Forest, so we took a day trip there.

Black Forest gateau, did we manage to find it? Watch to find out…
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Alsace Holiday #5 – At a Courtepaille with Family and Friends


Original playout date: 2 September 2007
Duration: 9:03

The Courtepaille near Colmar airport is the location for the fifth part of our holiday in Alsace series.

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Alsace holiday #4 – On the Alsace Wine Route


Original playout date: 24 August 2007
Duration: 5:52

“This fourth part of my Alsace holiday series takes us to three towns on the famous “”route des vins”” in Alsace:

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Alsace holiday #3 – Route des Cretes


Original playout date: 20 August 2007
Duration: 9:44

Lovely to remember the time my parents and I were enjoying Flammkuchen or tartes flambees together in lovely scenery in France. Contains a nice gallery section for the photos taken that day. I remember how that day the temperature down in the lowland was about 5 degrees hotter than up in the crests.
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