Category Archives: Var

November miscellany

We were hoping that today would see a promised snowfall. However, we’ve had to settle for rain instead. Still, we’re grateful for this. After seven months with barely a millimetre of rain, everywhere is incredibly parched, including our local river, … Continue reading

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Autumn cycles 2

Since we wrote last week’s blog we have had a bit of rain and the temperatures have dropped. It will soon be time to light the fire! But before we switch into winter mode we ought to mention another of … Continue reading

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Autumn cycles 1

Although the clouds are gathering overhead, we are still waiting for our first rain since April. Everyone is somewhat concerned – the ground is like concrete, a number of trees and bushes seem to be in an unhealthy state and … Continue reading

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Bon voyage!

Bon voyage! It’s a good phrase isn’t it? But if you were to take a journey in rural France in the Middle Ages, you’d definitely want something more than good wishes for a long journey along roads where the rules … Continue reading

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Saint Roseline

Whenever one of our local vineyards holds an open day, we find that it’s always worth going along. Not, we hasten to add, particularly to taste the wine, but because almost always the vineyard is based around some old château … Continue reading

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Harvest services

Last week we explained at length how we managed to get a high-voltage surge through the house. The repercussions of that have continued throughout the week with the completion of seemingly endless insurance forms and the acquisition of estimates for … Continue reading

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Walking the Gorges du Verdon

We posted a number of photos of the spectacular Martel walk along the floor of Gorges du Verdon last year (see that blog by clicking this link). Doing just a bit of it gave us a taste to do more. … Continue reading

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