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Green Woodpecker

    Early one morning as I wandered through the lounge in Bon Abri with the first (or was it second… or perhaps third) cup of tea of the morning I was startled to catch a glimpse of a green … Continue reading

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Of mice and men…..

On one of the brighter and less windy days we welcomed a visitor; Ronald knows Bon Abri in Puymangou and with his wife Regine is running gites, ‘BonAbri Vacances’, in the Charente close to the Dordogne border. We spent a … Continue reading

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Late in the evening…..

Late in the evening… sorry if I sound as if I am about to burst into a great Paul Simon song but…… it is late in the evening, I am sitting in the lounge of Orchard House, pleasantly fortified with … Continue reading

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Sometimes you just cannot get to your camera in time.

  There has been rather a delay to this weeks ‘blog’ as our stay in Carcassonne had to be extended by another week. As we flitted from Brico to Brico the car gave a squeal and died. The end result … Continue reading

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What a difference the sunshine makes

After what seems like months of rain we have had progressively more and more sunshine each day.  Within three days the temperatures were reaching 22 degrees Centigrade.  Apart from the wind it was beautiful and warm.  As it so happens … Continue reading

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A practical demonstration of liquefaction

Welcome back to Bon Abri in Puymangou. I know that my previous post was not as light hearted as I would have wished and was, perhaps, rather dull and drab. Sorry to say I am going to follow that with … Continue reading

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Have you ever wondered why…?

Have you ever wondered why, on a straight road, with no trees or street furniture for miles vehicles seem to be mysteriously drawn to that single, isolated, solid object at the side of the road? As our car, with us … Continue reading

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Carcassonne again

Originally I had planned that this blog would be chronological; alas that went out of the window a little while ago. Just before Christmas we were back in Carcassonne for a few days R&R in the ‘Big’ city and, yes, … Continue reading

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Return to Puymangou

New Year was spent in the UK. We made the most of our trip by shopping for plants, picking up the final part of the bulbs gift (see previous posts), catching up with as many people as we could and … Continue reading

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Off topic – flooding in Salisbury

Having travelled back to the UK for New Year we went shopping in Salisbury a few days ago. Salisbury (in Wiltshire) has been built where 5 rivers converge. They bring waters pouring off the ‘Plain’ and funnel them down towards … Continue reading

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