Monthly Archives: July 2012

the freelance lot

The view from my window is endlessly distracting, and,  of course, sometimes one seeks endless distraction rather than getting down to work.  There are now 14 pairs of nesting Golden Eagles in the Drome, and a one circles overhead most … Continue reading

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high summer, low countries

The village potters along, like Shangri-La, seemingly unchanged over decades, except for three weeks from mid-July when it is colonised by a large percentage of the Dutch population.  Large groups from one nation taking up residence in another, for days … Continue reading

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la mer

Known in English and the romance languages as the sea “between the lands” the Mediterranean goes and has gone by many names: ’Our Sea’ for the Romans, the ‘White Sea’ (Akdeniz) for the Turks, the ‘Great Sea’ (Yam gadol) for … Continue reading

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au milieu de nulle part

Sometimes, when I go to towns in the valley and people find out where I live they laugh – ha, that’s the middle of nowhere, they don’t even speak French up there.  Ha ha, I laugh back politely, though I … Continue reading

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boaring leftovers

  Leftovers are an odd thing.  Not to be confused with food we throw away because it is past its sell-by date (what a dreadful con that is).  Leftovers are the bits of a meal you didn’t eat.  In the … Continue reading

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