Tag Archives: Taradeau

On hedges

Down here hedges are important. Given the 300 or so days of sun a year we are blessed with, people spent a lot of time in their gardens. So at the risk of inflicting pain on those of you living … Continue reading

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Round and about Taradeau

In this part of France it seems that winter is formally declared over at the end of February. It’s an arrangement which, if winter keeps its side of the bargain, we are totally in favour of. Certainly the temperature has … Continue reading

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A week of little things

Chris was in Oxford and then Swansea last week, only coming back on Monday. By way of an experiment he took the train back from Nice airport to Les Arcs-Draguignan which is just 10 minutes drive from our house. It … Continue reading

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Taradeau

Although we’ve blogged about our new house and the settling in process, we haven’t yet said much about the village itself. When we told people we were going to be moving to Taradeau one of the reactions was “oh, the … Continue reading

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A week of three halves

The French think that the British like France because of the fine food, excellent weather and French hospitality. Possibly true but one other reason is that, for people of a certain age, France reminds them of the Britain of their … Continue reading

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Settling in

The second week of being in a new house is often frustrating. The enormously satisfying progress of the first few days is replaced by the feeling of ‘What on earth have I got to show for the last hour’s work?’ … Continue reading

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Five months on…

If you wanted to summarise what has been a busy and hectic week you could say it has been one of consolidating our position in France. On Sunday, Chris preached twice (same sermon, different services) at Holy Trinity Cannes and … Continue reading

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Buying a house

Yes, finally we have bought a house – although it’s not quite as simple as that. We had our offer accepted by the Dutch couple who currently own it, and spent an hour and a half in the Belgian estate … Continue reading

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Short weeks and night walks

We have decided that French weeks have several hours less than ordinary weeks. What other explanation can there be for Saturdays coming round so fast? Last Saturday we visited a new area, partly for house-hunting purposes, and ended up late … Continue reading

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