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Spring miscellany

A belated happy Easter to you all! After last week’s text-heavy blog, we thought we would have something of a compensation with very much a photo compilation. After what was effectively three months of total drought, which regular readers will … Continue reading

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On Notre Dame and the state of the nation

We had planned to write something else this week, but the appalling fire at Notre Dame has dominated French life. We would like to offer you the consensus opinion in the bars and churches of the region but our sample … Continue reading

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Courmettes in April

What with UK family crises and winter, we haven’t been up at Courmettes for some months. Last weekend, however, it was the Conseil d’Administration (think Board of Trustees) of A Rocha France, a body which includes Chris. After unseasonably warm … Continue reading

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Bits and pieces

The slightly disjointed nature of the blogs over the past month or so has been partly because we have been travelling backwards and forwards to the UK, first to see Chris’ dad in hospital and then sadly, last week for … Continue reading

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Salernes and Tholos de la Lauvre

We are surrounded by many charming villages and a number have appeared in these blogs. What is interesting is that with time, and repeated visits, you recognise that each village has its own different qualities. Salernes, for instance, which is … Continue reading

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For everything there is a season

The most important thing first. After four weeks of being in hospital, Chris’ father returned to his residential home, Bushell House and there after a few days, died peacefully of kidney failure. All very sad, although he had been in … Continue reading

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March miscellany

In once sense the high point of the past week has been us collecting our rather nice smart-card-like titre de séjour from the splendid building of the Sous-Préfecture at Draguignan. When we were there the place was full of British … Continue reading

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