Author Archives: JJS

Le Mans Virtual

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Mirabelle

In one of the corners of our garden in Germany we had a Mirabelle Plum tree which produced many fruits every year. So much that neighbours were given free access and could pick up as much as they desired. And … Continue reading

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Hike – Ancienne carrière de marbre

That was the plan Brilliant day for it, the sun was shining, no wind, pleasantly mild. The drive to the starting point in Caunes Minervois is only 18km through nice country side. It started OK, when reaching point 2 I … Continue reading

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Info Post – January 10th 2022

Living through a pandemic in the south of France 661 days since 1st lockdown in March 2020 UPDATED DAILY STATISTICS HERE ▫️ HOME NEWS DESK ✏️ And the rain will fall It has been constant rain for almost the past … Continue reading

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Poires pochées au vin rouge

I really love those Je ne suis pas une grande fan de poires sauf lorsqu’elles sont préparées comme dans du gâteau au chocolat par exemple :p Mais j’ai toujours été … Here is the link to the recipe, in French … Continue reading

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State Dinners and French Power

Powerful rulers have hosted lavish dinners since time immemorial, as a way to demonstrate their power and to forge alliances. But does anyone do it … State Dinners and French Power

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Why France is so popular

When two news sources in two different countries publish an article asking the same question, it tends to catch your eye. Based in Paris, The Local, … Why France is so popular

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Health Pass / Passe Sanitaire

🇬🇧 Practically no checks in Carcassonne It is hard to believe the irresponsible behaviour from many (citizens, restaurateurs, Xmas chalet owners and mostly the authorities) which could be witnessed during the past few weeks. The law and rules are simply … Continue reading

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Info Post – January 5th 2022

Living through a pandemic in the south of France 656 days since 1st lockdown in March 2020 UPDATED DAILY STATISTICS HERE ▫️ HOME NEWS DESK ▫️ HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone. It has been a few busy days in our … Continue reading

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Viva España

Day 2 of 2 After a pleasant breakfast, we set off towards the coast. The plan is to take the coastal road back to France. Before we leave the town of Figueres, there is a bit of shopping to do … Continue reading

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