Category Archives: Dordogne 2018

Being jolly at the airport

One of the reasons we don’t normally get planes to France is the fact that Mirinda doesn’t like them. She dislikes the entire process: customs, security, border control, etc. Every step along the route causes her greater and greater annoyance. … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye…twice

It seems like a few months ago that we first turned up in Tremolat. We have felt so at home in the gite, with the pool and the privacy, it’s a shame we now have to leave it. Mirinda asked … Continue reading

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Murmuring not shouting

Into every holiday some rain must fall even if it’s metaphorical. Today was our wet day. Appropriately we went to the aquarium at Le Bugue. Mirinda loves aquariums. Mirinda hated this one. I have to agree with her. The whole … Continue reading

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Life up high

“Do you see those rock ledges up there?” Asked the lord of Reignac. “Where, sir? Do you mean the ones where the prehistoric men lived? The ones we can hardly see because the distance is so great and they are … Continue reading

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Like a thousand bees, the trumpets sounded

Following the bizarre evening we had yesterday we decided a more sedate approach to today was called for. We figured a jazz night at an art studio comprising a harmonica player and a pianist struck just the right balance. But … Continue reading

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(Please don’t) Release the dogs of War

Tonight was one of the stranger holiday nights we’ve ever spent. It ranks up there with the Fana Folklore for oddity. I was convinced that Fana Folklore couldn’t be beaten but I stand corrected, Les Mensterels of Issigeac is definitely … Continue reading

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Shem, Frank and the Great Tablecloth of Wonder

Many, many years ago a couple of salesmen (let’s call them Shem and Frank) were a bit hard up for ready cash. They would roam the countryside, selling their wares from off the back of their donkey called Job. Times, … Continue reading

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The hills are alive with the sounds of puffing

Before I get on with today, I’m going to have a little moan. Firstly about the directions received for finding this place. The address for the gite was a road. The road is quite long, divides into two roads and … Continue reading

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Where Melania buys her gloves

Today had a very leisurely start and continued along that vein managing to get increasingly leisurely as they crept along. It marked the beginning of the third part of our French holiday. I have to admit that breaking the two … Continue reading

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There were giants on the ark?

WARNING! THIS POST CONTAINS QUITE A BIT ABOUT AN ABBEY, FRESCOES AND LITERAL BIBLE BASHING Today we managed to tick off another UNESCO World Heritage site. This time it was an Abbey; the Abbey of Saint-Savin to be exact. It … Continue reading

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