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Flunch Frenzy

Tonight, on the advice of Mirinda’s little friend, we headed to possibly the most unsavoury part of France we’ve yet encountered. According to Mirinda’s little friend, there was a department store open till 10:30pm in this shopping centre. Well, Mirinda’s … 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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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, he wound … Continue reading

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Sarlat-le-Caneda

Following a night of pain, caused by my wretched knee (somewhat alleviated in the middle of the night by Mirinda’s emergency painkiller), I woke up to rain. This meant we lazed around the house for the morning. Apart from enjoying … Continue reading

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Abbey, Chateau & stupid Linda

I have no idea what Linda’s problem is. For some reason she keeps losing satellite coverage. This makes no sense at all, unless all the satellites have been set to avoid France at the moment. My best guess is that … Continue reading

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Art and first aid

Thanks to Twitter (which is where I get most of my information from these days) I was made aware of the fact that, firstly there is a museum of the Order of St John in London for me to visit … Continue reading

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Seegrotte

We’ve been on quite a few lovely boat trips in our travels. And not all of them above ground, either – the Blue Grotto springs to mind. But, easily the oddest boat ride was had today. We were part of … Continue reading

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Taking the tram

I saw my first St Sebastian for ages today. He was in a huge painting, surrounded by tin and enamel saints, in St Peter’s Church in the old town. Actually Mirinda thought the church was ‘hideous’…though I’m certain that had … Continue reading

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Lots of climbing

Yesterday I was feeling quite sorry for Charles Rashleigh but I have to say, I’m feeling a lot sorrier for the people who live in the house used in Doc Martin for Doc Martin’s house. They have been forced to … Continue reading

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