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Meetings at Courmettes

Given its altitude (850 m), Courmettes operates on what is pretty much a skeleton staff from end November to February. With spring coming, as witnessed by blossom and the first orchid, it’s becoming busy again. On occasions, very busy. We … Continue reading

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A Christmas retrospective

As we’ve noted before, Christmas in France is thankfully neither as long-lived nor as manic as in the UK. The decorations never go up much before mid November, when the supermarkets fill their ‘seasonal’ aisles with toys and chocolate and … Continue reading

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An end-of-month miscellany

We were going to blog about the shift of autumn into winter but with temperatures back up in the mid-20s (mid 70s Fahrenheit) we feel disinclined to do so. Instead here are a few things from October that probably didn’t merit a … 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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Fête des Courmettes 2016

Last year was the first Fête de Courmettes, a celebration of everything that A Rocha is doing at this fun and frustrating, delightful but demanding estate. Building on last year’s experience, the second one was held last weekend although we … Continue reading

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An Easter update

Slowly and steadily we continue to inch our way out of winter. As we do, our diary is becoming increasingly full in what promises to be a very active spring and summer. Not, of course that the last few months … Continue reading

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COP 21

  By the time you read this we will all probably know whether anything of significance has been decided by the great COP 21 climate change conference in Paris. And whether any decision actually achieves anything may not be known … Continue reading

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