Monthly Archives: October 2015

Autumn sun

When most people think of the south of France they probably almost always think of it in summer, when it certainly has its attractions. It might well be however that its biggest charm lies in other months of the year. … Continue reading

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Oppidum labours

We have somewhere before mentioned the fact that our village of Taradeau has an oppidum. And for the benefit of the uninitiated or forgetful we remind you that an oppidum is really a fancy name for a walled settlement created … Continue reading

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Going west 2: Aquitaine and Dordogne

Well Cannes seems to be recovering from the flooding of two weeks ago, although unsurprisingly for a town whose economy depends on a glossy image it is obvious that the focus of the cleanup operation was on the tourist and … Continue reading

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Floods

There are several things that you don’t want to have when you are a long way from home. One of them is an email saying, “Sorry to hear about the massive flooding where you are, is your house ok?” And that … Continue reading

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Going West 1: Languedoc and Carcassonne

Much earlier in the year we decided to fence of off two weeks for holiday in the middle of September. It was a good idea, although in the end, largely as result of the marine week and Chris’ heavy involvement … Continue reading

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