Category Archives: Carcassonne

June has arrived

I often consider June as the best month of the year. Going back in time, it was the end of the school year and the beginning of the 3 months summer holidays. The end of school usually coincided with my … Continue reading

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Saint Vincent

Yesterday was Saint Vincent (patron saint of wine and wine growers) days. The yearly march through town, benediction of the wine and banquet took place. Have a look here

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Happy New Year

It has been a busy and very much enjoyable 2018. My first complete year as a retired person and in Carcassonne in the south of France. Life is good here, loads to enjoy. Met many new friends. I wish everyone … Continue reading

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Fibre broadband

Since a couple of days, I can see workers on  my street setting up the cables. So I checked on line what the latest status was and indeed fibre is now available on my block. I shall be informed as … Continue reading

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December

The last month of the year is already upon us. Where I live in the south of France, there is little chance of snow. Saying that the Pyrenees mountains are just round the corner and we can see the snow … Continue reading

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Gilets jaunes

I cannot stand the current “yellow jackets” (Gilets Jaunes) which started a couple of weeks ago. They are basically hindering my way and being a nuisance to the majority of citizens. Some roads have been blocked for a few days … Continue reading

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Rotary action time

Following the recent floods, we have been quite busy in the past 2 weeks collecting donations and distributing them where they are needed in town and around the villages which were hit a lot. Today was a bit special. We … Continue reading

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