Monthly Archives: April 2012

walking through clouds, eating little birds

Cold and damp, spirits in need of lifting.  Caillettes (“little quails”) are a wonderful thing. If you are in southern France and pressed for time you will find that most charcutiers make their own and, unless you are very unlucky, … Continue reading

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simple pleasures

J’aime autant un vignoble qu’un champ de ble, mais les collines d’ici sont pleines de thym et d’autres plantes odorantes, tres jolies; et, grace a la transparence de l’air, on voit tellement plus loin que chez nous, quand on est … Continue reading

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whan that aprille with his shoures soote

Well, hardly.  Over the past few days we have had sleet, rain and snow. Weather which would require a telescopic umbrella in London and a scuttle between buildings necessitates several layers of Gore-Tex and a pioneer spirit here. This makes … Continue reading

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the utter uselessness of the urban person

What joy to be back, the air is so clean, and it’s lovely to see so many friends.  However, no time for dallying in the square – must get on as my mother used to say. We purchased a small … Continue reading

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