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May Swarm

The garden in May is beautiful.

The old favourites are back.

Madame Isaac Pereire is flowering and welcoming the bumble bees.

I see more and more male spring bumble bees so I know that their season must be finishing. 580 more words

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Butterflies, Bugs & Blooms. 

One of the things I one about living in the countryside is seeing so many of the above, living in London I was lucky to see a few butterflies a day maybe a bumble bee or two, wasps loads, but no honey bees. 36 more words

French Life

Life in France : La Bravade Sainte Maxime

Last week saw the celebration of Sainte Maxime in the village, alongside a public holiday for Ascension. Sainte Maxime lived sometime around 650 and 750 and devoted her life to religion.  101 more words

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Faire le pont

The French have a sparkle in their eye and a spring in their step these days. It often occurs in the month of May when the warm weather returns along with a month of long weekends. 376 more words

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WWII Victory Day

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May 8th National Holiday in France and Many Other Countries

Victory in Europe Day, generally known as V-E Day, VE Day or simply V Day was the public holiday celebrated on 8 May 1945 (7 May in Commonwealth realms) to mark the formal acceptance by the…

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Living In France

May Day - Official French Holiday

May Day in France – la Fête du Travail

Lily of the valley is closely related to May Day. The tradition of offering lilies of the valley dates back to 1st May 1561, when King Charles IX of France received a lily of the valley as a lucky charm. 31 more words

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