by Mark Howells-Mead
The beginning of the summer camping season on the Piémançon beaches in the Camargue region of southern France.
Mum and Dad were with us in Switzerland a couple of weeks ago, and we visited Lenk – in the mountains above the Simmental valley – to see the alpine festival.
As a British person abroad, there are several aspects of Swiss culture which take a little getting used to. One of them is making eye contact when chinking glasses with someone.