Author Archives: candawalley

Moving on and moving in

We presume that most people who are reading this saw last week’s blog on the South African tragedy which took the lives of three good friends. In fact that blog got taken up by A Rocha International (see their blog) … Continue reading

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A bad week and good memories

This was going to be a good week. But it wasn’t. We were beginning to enjoy the new house and also had our younger son and his family visiting. Then midday Tuesday, the warm Provençal sun spilling over us, we … Continue reading

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Arriving

We have successfully arrived and are busy unpacking. At the moment we haven’t been able to set up the Internet so here are just a few photos.

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Leaving

As we have mentioned a couple of times in previous blogs, we are moving. Not very far, about 5 miles away (if you still use miles) and a couple of hundred metres higher, to Lorgues. The rationale for the move … Continue reading

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Filling in the gaps

Last Saturday we made the almost obligatory trip for people who are about to buy a new house, and went to IKEA in Toulon. We were happy to find that their restaurant opens a quarter of an hour before the … Continue reading

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Crémieu

One of the many attractions of France is that there’s so much of it. There are countless delightful villages, ravishing hamlets, scenic gorges and splendid vistas. This was brought home to us when, having an afternoon free in Lyon (see … Continue reading

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Lyon 2

Last week we promised you more on historic Lyon, which we visited for Chris’ A Rocha France meeting. The really old part of the town lies along the bank of the Saône: the hill of Fourvière seems to have been … Continue reading

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