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Brocante - flea Market

This particular Brocante was just outside Sarlat, it took us ages to find it but when we did it was well worth the effort. I love spending an hour or so looking around the stalls and talking with the stall holders who seem to know the history of every object they are selling. 265 more words


"Above or Below" ... that is the question

It all started quite calmly, we woke up early, coffee in bed, read the mail (electronic of course) then got up and had breakfast.

The day was cloudy and my wife remarked that it was cold at only 17degrees (this is at 0730am !) before I reminded her that the temperatures back home were likely half that! 338 more words

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The 'canny' Scot

We decided that we would replace our mattress prior to leaving ‘God’s Country’ and given it was probably 10+ years old, why not?

Rather than pay over the odds, I decided that I would look around and get a good mattress at the best price so off we went to the nearest large town in search of mattress shops. 312 more words

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It gets darker earlier here. Really dark. Pitch black but you can see all the stars, the Milky Way, all those stars you were told about in primary school. 429 more words

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We are here!

Depart Aberdeen bound from Heathrow at 1100 on 20th June, 2015. A new adventure beckons. Have we made the right decision? Is it going to be too hot? 355 more words

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Summer Season kicks off...

Our holiday season visits have started in ernest, Marion and Ian have been with us for the last 10 days and ┬áIan’s daughter in law and grand-daughter started proceedings off with a quick visit the last week, and now the Hill, McCauley clans have popped over for a visit and in true welshy clan tradition are having a fab time, even though the weather has been hit and miss. 225 more words

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