Alastair Stone (Temple 59)

Alastair and Helga continued their busy life in their community in southern Arizona, but enjoyed four weeks in June in an AirBnB in Paris, in the Marais, a few minutes’ walk from where they used to live. Four floors up, it had an elevator, but no air conditioning – luckily the real heat wave arrived in July. Rain spoiled their day at Roland Garros but not their visit to Van Gogh’s village of Auvers-sur-Oise. They saw a Verdi opera and found an excellent replacement for their favourite Bistro.