Monthly Archives: June 2011

in england, now

“ ….des grandes cathedrals gothiques: je veux dire une grande creation d’epoque, concue passionement par artistes inconnus, consommé dans son image, sinon dans son usage, par un peuple entier qui s’approprie en elle un objet parfaitement magique….” “ …. The … Continue reading

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flatulent religious

It is the annual diner du quarter (not to be confused with the repas du village). So sprawling is our conurbation that as many opportunities as possible for communal eating need to be grasped during the summer. It does not … Continue reading

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cherry ripe

CHERRIES                                                                                         CERISE A red fruit with a stone, which comes from the cherry tree. This fruit is watery and acid. If cherries are eaten in small quantities, they provide the stomach with a useful complement of aqueous juices, alkaline salts … Continue reading

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swifts

  The swifts are busily occupied repairing their nests with mud from the riverbank, and rushing around the skies finding food for their babies. Impossible to photograph well with my camera, they are mesmerising to watch, partly because, however hard … Continue reading

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are you, by any chance, his majesty, the king of france?

Louis I Louis II Louis III Louis IV Louis VII Louis VIII Louis VIII Louis IX Louis X (dit le Hutin) Louis XI Louis XII Louis XIII Louis XIV Louis XV Louis XVI Louis XVIII et plus personne plus rien … Continue reading

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an afternoon walk and a quick dip in the vallee de la roanne

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cushions of delight by the wide vltava

It is mid-May in Prague and I am here to research a book on the cakes and café society of Central Europe. I am to meet with Jitka Rakosinokova and Eva Vsetickova, Director and Editor of F.O.O.D, the leading Czech … Continue reading

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