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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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Faraday-A Rocha course at Courmettes

This week we have been up at Courmettes. Chris was doing a lot of teaching on geology and the environment in a course jointly run by A Rocha France and the Cambridge-based Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, entitled “Creation, … Continue reading

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Nice and Courmettes

We had our elder son and family here for their half-term recently. It’s a good time to come with youngsters: the pool has warmed up to the point where you can spent a couple of hours in it – which … Continue reading

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Fête des violettes

If you read anything about the history of Provence, you soon realise that until the 1960s, everywhere beyond the coastal strip was very rural, little known and rather impoverished . Making a living in these upland regions was pretty difficult. One … Continue reading

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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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Oppidum and opportunities

What with travelling to the UK and rather grey weather here, we haven’t strayed far afield lately. We have however continued to be busy. One thing has been our continuing involvement in the work of clearing the Taradeau oppidum where … Continue reading

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Wet weather

It’s questionable whether picture postcards or political manifestos tell bigger lies.  But the idea that there is “sun all the year” on the Cote d’Azur is manifestly untrue. Actually, given our water shortage, most people wish the sun didn’t shine … Continue reading

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