Category Archives: France

Au revoir, Paris.

25 June 2011 Nooooo. It’s our last night. I’m sitting in our apartment enjoying a wine from the hypermarche (supermarket) before we head across to our local wine bar/restaurant across the road. So close that our apartment’s wireless signal still … Continue reading

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Paris. Croissants. Art. Fashion.

21 June 2011 No, I’m not relieving myself. That’s my frightened look. Well, Mike and I are standing in the queue waiting for the Paris Catacombs to open. Following the black plague, the land above was at a premium, so … Continue reading

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Mixing it with the locals in Provence

15 June 2011 Our farmhouse in Provence. That’s not a gargoyle in the top window. It’s moi. Yep we are in sunny Provence. Sharing an old farm house in a valley of oak and olive trees. Our valley looks up … Continue reading

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Bonsoir from ‘our’ Chateau

11 June 2011 Bonsoir. (It’s after 2pm). I’d love to say my French had improved. But it hasn’t. For once in my life I have learned to let Mike do all the talking. Thank God for the Canadian. At my … Continue reading

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Bonjour!

8 June 2011 Well we have survived Kuta and a 33 hour trip by car, plane, train, tram and foot to Orleans, a city an hour south of Paris by train. Mike and I are recuperating in a bar surrounded … Continue reading

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