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French Life : Surviving University in France

If you’re thinking about studying in France whether for an Erasmus year, a gap year or even to do a post grad you may be wondering what the french system is really like! 1,159 more words

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Daglan Spring Festival - Part one

Daglan hosted its second spring festival yesterday (19th March) and it was a brilliant success. Paul and I had a wonderful day looking at the array of plants which lined the square, around the church and down the main road. 166 more words

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Do bats sunbathe?

What a ridiculous question!  It is a well known fact that bats like hanging about in dark places like belfries or caves.  In fact, our bat gave up his usual place behind the front door shutter… 154 more words

Garden

Louis, Louis, Louis, Louis

One of those serendipitous moments happened recently as I wiped down a new old sofa and otherwise puttered in the apartment that overlooks the courtyard. 2,481 more words

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I hope we picked a winner!

Sarlat was inundated with Master Chocolatiers last weekend, they were showing their skills at the Chocolate Festival which had been organised, for the second year, by the Rotary Club. 305 more words

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Spring and School in France

As part of the U.S. gets hit by snowstorms and Australians start thinking about winter, here’s a ray of hope: some pretty spring pictures. Since there isn’t much to say about them beyond their captions, today you get completely random pictures while I write about a topic for which I don’t have photos: the quirks (at least in my eyes) of French elementary school. 1,264 more words

Graces

Our New Find.

Last Sunday our friend Judith took us to a Brocante near the village of Catus which is about thirty minutes drive from Daglan. Somewhat off the beaten track but my goodness what a find, there is a large building full to the brim with antiques, furniture, books, paintings etc., plus smaller out buildings and every available outdoor space covered with furniture, china, garden ornaments etc. 276 more words

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