Tag Archives: Taradeau

The new wine

Yes there have been continuing protests in France by the Gilets Jaunes about which more perhaps next week. There have also been developments – but no breakthroughs – in the wearisome long-running Brexit saga. Certainly the mood among the “expatriate community” … Continue reading

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Taradeau’s big event

As will have been apparent to anyone who reads these blogs – and there seem to be an increasing number of you – our village is still feels that it’s life is focused on the many vineyards. So it’s not … Continue reading

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11 November

Given that France was the major theatre of operations for  the First World War and enormously important for much of the Second, it was particularly appropriate to be here this 11th November.  We found ourselves involved in two things: first, … Continue reading

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Cleaning up Taradeau

Our Saturday labours on the oppidum having finished for the year, it turned out there was another volunteer event on Saturday, a clean-up of Taradeau. Now there are interesting issues here. In Britain voluntary organisations are universally welcomed because local … Continue reading

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The Oppidum: the end of season

So, we have finally finished the third season of our labours up at the Taradeau oppidum. (There’s a good summary of the site and last year’s work on the Taradeau website. It’s in French, but there’s also a nice aerial view … Continue reading

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Climate Change(s)

Chris came across some discussion on the web this week about whether it was better to talk about Global Warming or Climate Change. He cautiously prefers the term “climate change” because it carries with it the idea that global warming … Continue reading

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Snow in Taradeau

As promised, we did indeed have an encounter with the “Beast from the East” or as it is more clunkily named here la vague de froid Moscou-Paris: the “Moscow-Paris cold wave”. That’s a term that probably reflects the long shadow … Continue reading

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