Monthly Archives: June 2015

Visiting Beaune

The most fantastic, brilliantist, bestest shop in the world is at Beaune. I know because I shopped in it today. A counter longer than possible with display cases stretching into the impossible. And all of them containing cheese. So much … Continue reading

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Fermé le lundi

How many times, I wonder, will we fall for that old trick designed to catch us Johnny Foreigners out? How often will we be disappointed by closed towns and villages? How can the French economy afford to take a day … Continue reading

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Learning to pootle

Something I’ve always thought we’d do in France is suddenly drive through a town or village where a few tables and chairs are set up on the side of the road outside and where we could just pull in across … Continue reading

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Seeing art without eyes

Odd but it seemed like every second person I overheard today was Australian. The biggest surprise was as I was walking around the Musee de Beaux Artes, taking in a bit of religious art. A couple with a stroller (and … Continue reading

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Where the mustard comes from

Alex and Paul were telling us at breakfast about when they last visited Dijon. It was a few years ago and during a horrendous thunderstorm. The roads were all up because some idiot was putting a tram system through the … Continue reading

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Quiche?

Roger de Bussy-Rabutin was a bit of a Jack-the-Lad type of chap. His pen had a satirical ink running through it, and managed to land him in trouble a few times through his life at court. In fact, h wound … Continue reading

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Benny’s rules

I absolutely love staying where we’re staying. Patrick and Eric are wonderful and very, very welcoming. They also ‘do’ dinner for guests who book in specially. Which we did for tonight, along with the other guests in the house. There … Continue reading

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Fish soup

I have been told that I must not forget to include the pollen collecting moths in this blog post. They look like very, very tiny hummingbirds (and I know how tiny they can get) with their little wings going a … Continue reading

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Chez Sophie

There’s something amazing about driving through the French countryside in a convertible, top down and wind streaming through your hair. Or so I’ve heard. We hired a convertible in order to experience just that. Sadly, today was not the day … Continue reading

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Unexpected favourite band

All the businesses that surround the place where our hotel is situated, have clubbed together and decided to have 15 DJs and lots of very loud music playing continuously all day. Apparently it was the same yesterday. I can only … Continue reading

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