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Provence, September 2014

Elizabeth David’s anecdote about the English still selling olive oil in chemists in the 50s is renowned. Even in post-rationing Britain, the thought of the dishes David covers in French Provincial Cooking, while we were using powdered eggs, must have sounded incredibly remote. 1,414 more words

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Pre-travel Anxiety

The hardest part of traveling, for me, is that I don’t know what to expect. My travel anxiety began two weeks before leaving the United States. 329 more words


Aix-ploring a little further afield

My second week here, has been equally as busy as the first, but so much more enjoyable! I am more settled and have met lots of lovely like-minded Erasmus students from all over the world! 292 more words

Who is Manon and why does she want to teach in France?

(This post was originally written on July 27, 2014.)

Who I am

First of all, let’s pretend that my name is Manon.  Good.  I do love a good pseudonym. 1,366 more words

How to Increase hd6 paging / swap space ? [AIX]

Let’s increase it! Is simple and online…

#lsps -a
Page Space      Physical Volume   Volume Group    Size %Used Active Auto   Type Chksum
hd6             hdisk1            rootvg        1024MB     1   yes   yes  … 157 more words

Test Hard Disk Speed With dd (st)

I recently wanted to test the speed of disk attached to a Linux server I was using, as it seemed somewhat slower than I expected. I have never had a need to test disk speeds before and I thought it would be an easy thing to test. 1,171 more words


Pas de Soucis - No worries :)

As I’m writing this first blog post, a billowing white canopy shades me from the warm Provençal sun and the curling vines & plants that grow along the edges of the courtyard encircle me. 431 more words