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Fun with fuses

Over the last week we have had some spectacular excitement with the electrics. Now we can’t reveal all the details because it involves illegality and incompetence (not, we think, ours!) and it is now part of a sizeable insurance claim. … Continue reading

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Of grapes and the environment

The high point of the agricultural year in our part of France is the vendage, the grape harvest. Other than a few olive trees, not much else is grown. So from late August into September it’s not uncommon to be … Continue reading

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Special anniversary edition!

We apologise for the brevity of last week’s blog. The reality is that we had been in the UK visiting Chris’ parents in their nursing /residential home. Among other things we have tried to set Dad up with an iPad … Continue reading

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June miscellany

Yes, we know that it’s July, but we’ve got a number of photos that didn’t make it into previous blogs, so we thought we’d include them in this one. We’ve been taking French classes all this year and we ended … Continue reading

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High places and dark shadows

After the blogs dominated by national politics it’s time to return to the countryside and the record of a day out taken a few weeks ago with a friend. We headed over to the east to Correns, an area we … Continue reading

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French elections part 2: now comes the tricky bit

Well to widespread relief, if to not universal joy, M. Macron will be president of France and with a very sizeable majority. It’s a remarkable victory. After seeing an impressive performance by him on a British television documentary two years … Continue reading

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Chill winds

Those of you who have been shivering in the UK may be comforted to know that it’s not been very warm here. On the contrary! With exception of a couple of decent weeks we’ve had a lot of cloud, rain … Continue reading

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