Tag Archives: France

We are lucky

Gruissan this morning     Would would think that this place is only a mere 50 minutes away from home? We are lucky to live in this part of France where mountains and the  mediterranean sea meet. One could think … Continue reading

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It is indeed a privilege to live in a country with such a cheese cult. The variety is simply stunning. In the past few weeks, I have been rediscovering a couple of my earlier favorites. Epoisses So creamy and tasty. … Continue reading

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A year ago

A year ago today was my first day as a retired person. I have enjoyed every moment of it so far. Rare and far apart are the moments when I think about about work. Usually a nightmare in fact. I … Continue reading

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Interesting Facts (in French)

Did you know? (Number 34 is good) 45 faits étonnants sur la France que vous ignoriez peut-être !!! 1. Le mot «France» vient des Francs, peuple germanique dont le nom est lui-même tiré du francique «frank», qui signifie «libre» 2. … Continue reading

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Swimming pool – Part 2

The construction company who returned to work today after the obligatory 1 month holiday in France informs me that they had already started on the work needed around the pool to finish it off. Great news. They have sent me … Continue reading

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   Have I mentioned that I am moving to Carcassonne when I am “allowed” to retire.  Going there in September to start looking at properties and check the local bars and restaurants. Quite exciting. Any advice, help in this adventure … Continue reading

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