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Roller ringing

The other week we went over to the westernmost of the two A Rocha France centres at Les Tourades, ninety minutes drive away. There were two reasons. The first was that Chris, as a member of the conseil d’administration, wanted … Continue reading

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Lavender time again

We have now got into the habit of driving north to the lavender fields at this time of year. A combination of soils and climate means the plateau to the west of Lac Sainte Croix (Plateau de Valensole) is just … Continue reading

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An interesting interlude

One of the problems with these blogs is that we cannot flag up in advance what we are planning to do. (We don’t want to advertise the fact that our house is empty.) But the last weekend of June we … Continue reading

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Courmettes and moving

June was a busy month. We had a visit to the UK for our younger son Mark’s ordination in York Minster (more about that next week) and have been busy with visitors, doing various things and surviving the heatwave. (The … Continue reading

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Cannes and canicules

We’ve blogged many times on the madness that is the Cannes Film Festival, but it’s not the only big event that happens here. After all, what’s the point of having lots of conference space, hotels and bars if you don’t … Continue reading

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The Unmissables 3: Cap Dramont and the Plage du Débarquement

In the last couple of weeks we’ve been looking at those sites we tend to default to when we get visitors. There are multiple requirements: they need to be not too far away, to have a guaranteed satisfaction level, to … Continue reading

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The unmissables 2: Gorges du Verdon

OK so we know we have mentioned the spectacular Gorges du Verdon before in these blogs (just check the tags on the right), but when we’re talking about ‘unmissables’, this is surely one of the top ones. We’ve visited the … Continue reading

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