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St. Jacques d'Albas

Among the excellent wineries in the Minervois region, the Château St. Jacques d’Albas stands out for having a setting as beautiful as its wines are delicious. 223 more words


Back at the easel...

I’ve spent some time over the last couple of weeks painting two watercolours depicting a Clyde Puffer and the PS Waverley in Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran: 85 more words

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Wine Harvest

The vendange, or grape harvest, is in full swing. Well before dawn, I hear the big harvesters rumble down the road to the vineyards. As I write, the hum of a harvester drifts through my open window. 502 more words



September is when the market is full of big, ugly tomatoes. The best kind. The inside is solid flesh. They have flavors, each variety contributing a different perfume. 835 more words


Hướng dẫn mới nhất về giấy tờ làm lại titre de séjour tại Pháp

Xin chào mọi người,

Với các bạn du học sinh Pháp, titre de séjour (giấy hộ khẩu thường trú tại Pháp) có lẽ không có gì là xa lạ. 1,831 more words


Heritage Days

If you ever are in France in mid-September, be sure to take advantage of les Journées du Patrimoine, or Heritage Days. Museums offer free entry, but even better are the government and private buildings that open their doors for these days only. 509 more words


Cleo, the new addition to our family

We have adopted a two month old kitten who has been renamed Cleo. Last night was her first night with us and to say that she was frightened is an understatement. 107 more words

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