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Travelling west part 2

We mentioned last week that a fortnight ago we took a short four-day break over to the west of us. We were based just outside Arles and the second day there we decided to make a trip into what many … Continue reading

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Lockdown update No. 2: the circuit

Very soon we will be in our fourth week of confinement and this is a lockdown taken seriously. To go anywhere you have to fill in a form with date and time, and we have both been asked several times … Continue reading

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Life in the cage

We normally blog every Saturday, but we’ve noticed an upsurge of interest in the last day or two, presumably from people wanting to know how we are and what the situation is like in this part of France. Actually, in … Continue reading

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Leap-year miscellany

It seems appropriate somehow that our 300th blog comes out on 29th February. Yes, we know many people post more than that in a year, but frankly when we started this blog, we never thought it would continue as it … Continue reading

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Fixing Messy Medieval Bits

A few weeks ago we blogged about the small town of Aups, and commented on the narrow, terraced streets of old houses. What, we asked, happened if your neighbours let their house fall into decay? And it’s a real problem … Continue reading

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January in the rear-view mirror

After last week’s necessarily text-heavy blog, here’s a compensation. January has been and gone, and so here are some winter photos. Not that there has been much of a winter. And finally…

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Brexit from here

We have made only intermittent comments on Brexit over the last few years. Nevertheless with the long process of the UK’s departure started (and contrary to what the British Prime Minister says, it is only the start) we think it’s … Continue reading

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Arriving

We have successfully arrived and are busy unpacking. At the moment we haven’t been able to set up the Internet so here are just a few photos.

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Filling in the gaps

Last Saturday we made the almost obligatory trip for people who are about to buy a new house, and went to IKEA in Toulon. We were happy to find that their restaurant opens a quarter of an hour before the … Continue reading

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Crémieu

One of the many attractions of France is that there’s so much of it. There are countless delightful villages, ravishing hamlets, scenic gorges and splendid vistas. This was brought home to us when, having an afternoon free in Lyon (see … Continue reading

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