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Nous recommençons

My text, this dreary Sunday afternoon, is taken from the second book of ‘The Railway Series’, chapter 2: ‘Thomas’s Train’ (I have just put my toddler to bed, in the hope that he might agree to nap today). 579 more words

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But are not all things beautiful?

I have a theory that we are each of us born an age which is our default real age  our whole lives through.  For example, I have known babies and toddlers like tiny old men and women and equally I have known consenting adults of several decades who are consistent in their infancy.   2,124 more words


Ne touchez pas a ça!

Whilst compiling a list of things I should like to do to make 2018 a better year, and myself a better me, it did occur to me that perhaps there are some aspects of my life that are just right as they are, and with which I certainly oughtn’t to interfere. 605 more words

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Bonne Année!

18 resolutions for 2018:

  1. To write more and to attempt not to neglect this blog – again.
  2. To enjoy my son even more and to stop being upset that he is growing up too quickly and currently has limited to no interest in crafts.
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Coup de Cœur - Part Nine: And don't be afraid of the dark

An occasional series chronicling the tale of the restoration of a former medieval watch-tower in southern France …..

It is Monday and the observant among you will note that I have missed two Monday’s in my quest to populate each start of the week day with posts about Marcolès.  1,166 more words


Congratulations, Daglan has been awarded two flowers, brilliant.

Last Friday evening Paul and I joined the rest of the villagers to attend the traditional ceremony given by the Marie and the Commune. This is a lovely get together where the Marie explains what has been achieved in Daglan in 2017 and what is planned for 2018. 192 more words


Very Fresh, Very French

Everybody likes fresh food but sometimes the French take it to another level.

When I first moved here, I noticed the utter chaos at the supermarkets on the day before a long holiday weekend. 371 more words