Monthly Archives: September 2019


Received this sms from the UK pension office. Good of them to let me know.

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Au naturel

I have been tasting a fair amount of new wines since I live in this new region (Occitanie) in France. I switched a while ago and whenever possible to Bio Wine, however I went for a wine tasting event very … Continue reading

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Cocoa & Grapes

We had the opportunity last week to take part in a discovery tour “Cocoa & Grapes” organised and run by our friend Brent.   Brent demonstrated his vast knowledge of the area and the town of Carcassonne but also his … Continue reading

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Retro Mobile 2020

Working on my 2020 agenda and it looks like I shall be in Paris and area in February to go to “Retro Mobile”. Looking forward to that since I am going to meet up with a couple of friends.   … Continue reading

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36 hours in Pau

Our friends C&J from the UK were visiting us in Carcassonne last week. They had planned after that to go to Pamplona in Spain via Pau before heading to Biarritz to take a flight home. We decided we would accompany … Continue reading

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24h in 2020

For a few reasons I shall not go to the Le Mans 24h next year in June. I am not impressed with the current cars in particular LMP1 & LMP2 with little innovation in the past few years. I shall … Continue reading

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Bucket list

One of my ambitions is to visit as many as possible French territories or colonies past and present. It is as good a way to travel completely round the world. I have been to: Berlin / French quarter – Canada / Quebec – Guadeloupe … Continue reading

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Foi bom

Just came back from a week’s holiday in Portugal. It has been a habit for the past few years to go and visit different places at the beginning of September. This year Portugal was on the cards. Day 1 – … Continue reading

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Once again, where did the month go? On the other hand we had many things on our hands. Thursday August 1st   Last day here for our visitors so why not go out for dinner at one of my favorite … Continue reading

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A collection of places

A collection of places visited or wishing to visit with photos (own or found on the web). Castelnou Beautiful village in the Pyrénées-Orientales / Occitanie. I was there in October 2018. Paris Chambley Paris in Winter Colmar – Voted the prettiest … Continue reading

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