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An interesting interlude

One of the problems with these blogs is that we cannot flag up in advance what we are planning to do. (We don’t want to advertise the fact that our house is empty.) But the last weekend of June we … Continue reading

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Time to move?

It seems an extraordinary thing to report but in only six weeks we will have been in France for five years and in this house for 4 ½ years. To answer two frequently repeated questions: a) No, we have no … Continue reading

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St Tropez in spring part 2

Last week we mentioned we’d had a pleasant guided tour around the inner part of St Tropez. It is still possible, along various secluded streets, to imagine what the town must have been like before it became popular in the … 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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Christmas and Cannes

After last week’s text-heavy and deep blog, let’s make amends by some pretty pictures from Cannes, a town for which the adjective ‘deep’ is never ever used. These were taken over a variety of Saturdays and Sundays and reflect something … Continue reading

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Vive la difference

Why is France so different to Britain? At times like this, when France is bubbling with civil unrest, the British press talks a great deal about how sane the UK is by comparison. See for example the normally sensible commentator … Continue reading

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Gilets jaunes

As most of you will probably be aware, France is passing through a period of considerable turbulence. Somehow, seemingly out of a clear blue sky, an enormous groundswell of negative opinion has erupted about the government and specifically about M. … Continue reading

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