Category Archives: A Rocha

Travelling west part 1

With the cautious ending of the confinement in France we had been planning to take something of a holiday. However, as so often the way with us, it got rather curtailed. The fact that Chris needed to go and check … 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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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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Lyon 1

Last weekend Chris had an A Rocha France Board of Trustees meeting. Traditionally these have been held at one of the centres in the south of France but this isn’t easy for a lot of people, so as an innovation … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Les Tourades

The other Saturday we went to the first A Rocha France centre, Les Tourades, near Arles. It was for a meeting of the Board of Trustees/ conseil d’administration, of which Chris is a member. It was a particularly significant one, … Continue reading

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Les Tourades

We have mentioned many times in these blogs the A Rocha France centre at Les Courmettes, because this is the one we lived at and continue to be involved with most. There is in fact a second centre, which came … Continue reading

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Courmettes Centenary Part 3

On the Sunday morning of the Centenary there were a variety of small things on offer at Courmettes: with lots of people having church obligations it wasn’t the time to run major activities. The weather having improved from the Saturday … Continue reading

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