Monthly Archives: September 2014

Lambs amid the conkers

Even in this urban age, every small child in Britain knows that conkers (the gloriously shiny fruit of the horse chestnut tree) ripen in autumn and lambs are born in spring. So it is somewhat disconcerting to look out of … Continue reading

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A different week for both of us

One reason we moved to Les Courmettes was that Chris wanted rapid access to a decent airport for foreign trips. This week we saw how this worked out in reality as he went to the Czech Republic for an A … Continue reading

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Chalets, houses and midnight visitors

First, a follow up from last week’s blog, Alison’s shoulder is much improved and we didn’t quite draw a line under house-hunting. We had a very agreeable church weekend away at a campsite near St Paul en Forêt, about an … Continue reading

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A new month

September has come to the French Riviera and the world has changed. The children have gone back to school, but more importantly the tourists have vanished. Rather like those times when you have somewhat awkward and demanding guests to stay … Continue reading

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