Author Archives: JJS


A mere 130km from home and not too far from the border with Spain lies the little Catalan village of Ortaffa. This is where my dear cousin Dominique moved to a couple of weeks ago. An ideal opportunity for us … Continue reading

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Room 1012

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The hazelnut season has started in our part of of the world. How nice to see fresh hazelnuts for sale at the market this morning. Of course I had to purchase a kilo.

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Your room is ready…

Just checked in hospital as planned for a follow-up and supposedly a day of transfusions. I left home at 8:02 precisely, walked into the hospital at 8:07, was greeted by Ludivine who is my extremely nice nurse for the day … Continue reading

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Keep on pumping

If you grew up in France, you would be very familiar with the Shadoks‘ world. This cartoon was on TV about 50 years ago on a daily basis and delighted children and adults alike. The Shadoks‘ philosophy was to keep … Continue reading

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Quiet please

When you want a quiet drink on a Saturday morning. Heavens, it is not even “Feria” time…

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Market or coffee?

That is the question Another hot day coming up

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Welcome August 2022

A new month is upon us already under the sign of heat waves in most parts of the country. In any case by the looks of things, it is going to be a quieter month for me however things tend … Continue reading

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Côte d’Azur

Took a few days off to go to Cavalaire sur Mer which is like a second home to me. The place has changed a lot over the years and I guess I was there for the first time in the … Continue reading

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La Fête Nationale aka Bastille Day

Originally posted on Let's Live In France:
There’s a link in the right hand column on this page to a 5-minute video that condenses the half-hour fireworks display over the medieval walled Cité of Carcassonne on July 14, 2016.…

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