Category Archives: Courmettes

Snow

Given that the winter months down here are December, January and February there was something very appropriate about the first winter storms occurring on Saturday 2nd December. As regular readers will know everybody here has been desperately anxious for precipitation … Continue reading

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Nice and Courmettes

We had our elder son and family here for their half-term recently. It’s a good time to come with youngsters: the pool has warmed up to the point where you can spent a couple of hours in it – which … Continue reading

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Fête des violettes

If you read anything about the history of Provence, you soon realise that until the 1960s, everywhere beyond the coastal strip was very rural, little known and rather impoverished . Making a living in these upland regions was pretty difficult. One … Continue reading

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Oppidum and opportunities

What with travelling to the UK and rather grey weather here, we haven’t strayed far afield lately. We have however continued to be busy. One thing has been our continuing involvement in the work of clearing the Taradeau oppidum where … Continue reading

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Time-out at Courmettes

There is something of a tradition in A Rocha of having a team “time out” in September or October. The idea is that everybody gets together, talks a little bit about what they’re doing and then has some sort of … Continue reading

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Keeping busy

We do hope that no readers are under the impression that life here is little more than an endless round of visiting pretty scenic spots interspersed with trips to vineyards and restaurants. We do do other things. In fact in the … Continue reading

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Regent College at Courmettes

As we indicated in our last blog, we have had a very busy two weeks. The main reason has been that the centre at Courmettes has been hosting a group connected with Regent College, Vancouver, on a course “God, the … Continue reading

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