Monthly Archives: May 2010

Cirque de Gavarnie – Number 35 on Our List

  In our April 24 entry, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, I wrote that we had managed to visit 34 UNESCO sites since our FR stay began nearly four years ago.  A couple of days ago, on a beautiful Saturday during … Continue reading

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You Dirty Rotten – Hic – So-and-So’s

  Great story in LaDepeche yesterday.  Last Friday, 14 May, the gendarmes set up a checkpoint at a roundabout in Cugnaux, a suburb on the SW side of Toulouse.  Usually, these checkpoints are done to make sure that folks have … Continue reading

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Belcastel: What’s In a Name?

   This past Thursday, FR celebrated Ascension.  And since, as mentioned, this fell on a Thursday, most of FR also had a pont, or “bridge” day, making for a four-day weekend.  M was amongst those having an extra-long weekend.  (Alas, … Continue reading

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It Was For a Good Cause

  Last weekend, the missus and I went to the Theatre Musical de Pibrac to participate in a fundraising event for the local chapter of the Scouts.  A fellow parent delegate at the IST asked us if we would like … Continue reading

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Allez Lassie! Timmy est piégé dans le vieux moulin!

  Go Lassie!  Timmy is trapped in the old mill!   Frankly, I was always confused why a boy dog was named “Lassie.”  It’s sort of like the canine version of Johnny Cash’s "A Boy Named Sue."   I start … Continue reading

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