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Déconfinement No. 1

To everyone’s relief, here in France we have started the process of déconfinement and under certain restrictions are now allowed to go out and about. There is a great deal of caution (and a lot of face masks) about as … Continue reading

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Lockdown post No. 6: Things to be done!

Well we are hoping that this is the last of the lockdown posts as the strict confinement rules are being lifted on Monday. There are a number of caveats, first, no restaurants, bars or coffee shops to open, second, it … Continue reading

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Lockdown post No. 5: Lorgues in “confinement”

There is a definite feeling here that the lockdown is heading towards its end. It’s partly the reasonably clear detailing of the French government about what will happen after 11 May, but also a vague sense of a loosening up: … Continue reading

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A lockdown update no. 1

We are now in our third week of lockdown and still just about sane. We don’t know all of you (by now a fairly considerable number) who read this blog regularly, and we hope and pray that you are all … Continue reading

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Present and the Recent Past

We are writing this early Saturday evening (usually we get our weekly blogs done well before this!). As all of France we continue to be isolated. The government is really tightening up; getting some exercise in the last couple of … 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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Spreading viruses and cutting trees

One of the curious features about talking about Covid-19 is that everyone seems to be having pretty much the same experience, whether they are in France, the UK, or anywhere else. This week there seems to have been the universal … Continue reading

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