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Aups

What with doing various things on the house, Christmas and some uninspiring weather, we haven’t really been out and about a lot. Last Saturday we headed inland to Aups (pronounced ‘oops’). We had been prompted by the news of the … Continue reading

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The Passing of the Inklings and Lorgues part 2

Buried right at the end of volume 3 of Lord of the Rings, easily overlooked in the Appendices that only geeks read – and then probably only once – is the brief mention that eventually, long years after the War … Continue reading

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A new year's day cycle

In our previous house at Taradeau we never did as much cycling as we would have liked. One of the main reasons for this was that to cycle anywhere from the village meant either climbing around 200m (500 feet) onto … Continue reading

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A Christmas Miscellany

Somehow, the Christmas season is already over. We can’t say that we did an awful lot, but given that we’re still doing bits and pieces with the new house it’s not surprising that we didn’t attempt anything too adventurous. However, … Continue reading

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Lorgues Christmas

Christmas here approaches at the same speed as the UK but without its urgency. We’re always grateful that there’s not the same frantic busyness or commercialism here as in the UK and that the season doesn’t start quite so soon. … Continue reading

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Lorgues part 1

We realise that in discussing how we have moved to Lorgues that we haven’t really written a lot about it. So this is the first of what will be a couple of blogs with pretty pictures. There are many good … Continue reading

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A December miscellany

We ended last week’s blog with a mention of the emergency services and the words “ready for the next time”. They were, as it turns out, uncomfortably prophetic because the day after we published the blog the heavens opened again, … Continue reading

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