Monthly Archives: December 2017

Happy New Year

We’ve very much appreciated the positive comments about our blog which many of you have sent over this Christmas period. Thank you! To all our readers, all best wishes for the new year, or as they say round here: Meilleurs … Continue reading

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Joyeux Noël !

We thought we’d post some Christmas pictures, in no particular order. There’s a long tradition in France of local fire units coming round and giving you a rather amateur calendar in return for a donation: fair enough, the death and … Continue reading

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Christmas preparations, a death and a president

Rather to our surprise we suddenly find ourselves less than a dozen days to Christmas. No less surprising is the fact that, at the end of December, we will have been in our house here in Taradeau for three years. … Continue reading

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Given that the winter months down here are December, January and February there was something very appropriate about the first winter storms occurring on Saturday 2nd December. As regular readers will know everybody here has been desperately anxious for precipitation … Continue reading

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November miscellany

We were hoping that today would see a promised snowfall. However, we’ve had to settle for rain instead. Still, we’re grateful for this. After seven months with barely a millimetre of rain, everywhere is incredibly parched, including our local river, … Continue reading

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