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Wet, wet, wet

Living down here one of the rules of life that you take for granted is that Provence is dry and Britain is wet. This year, however, has been the year of exceptions. So we were recently in the UK for … Continue reading

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Commemorations of liberation

As we have commented before, and probably all the world knows, traffic along the Côte d’Azur is pretty desperate in August. It’s not uncommon to find yourself trapped at some roundabout while what seems like half of northern Europe tries, … Continue reading

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La Fête Nationale

As everybody knows, 14 July is France’s national day. That much at least is clear but there’s an awful lot else that isn’t. If you have forgotten your history it was on 14th July 1789 that the Bastille prison in … Continue reading

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Bits and pieces

First of all, thanks to all of you who expressed concern about the storm. In fact it turns out to have been far from a normal winter storm but actually a really rather severe (and hopefully abnormal) one. Although we’ve … Continue reading

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