Monthly Archives: February 2011

In the News…And Out of It, Too

A couple of news-related items: “It Could Have Been Me.”  In this blog’s most viewed entry, “Road to Rouen Goes Past Anger(s) OR Chateaux of the Loire Valley,” (internautes apparently like my story for its commentary on one Gabrielle d’Estrees, … Continue reading

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A Pinch of This, A Dash of That

Continuing a recent trend of a few thoughts on a few subjects: “American Cuisine.” I was asked at last week’s French lesson – along with the SP lady and the Englishman also in the class – to be prepared to … Continue reading

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Nobody Expects the French Inquisition!

Last Saturday, guide extraordinaire, Elyse, led a group of more than 20 Toulouse area residents on a tour of sites related to Toulouse’s role in the Inquisition. Like most Americans, when I hear “Inquisition,” I think of the Spanish Inquisition … Continue reading

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Continuing the Apropos of Nothingness

In the last entry, I wrote about some things I’d observed over the past couple of weeks.  With further ado, a few more observations: “We’re Rolling Back Prices, er, Cars.  We’re Rolling Back Cars.”  When I have to drive out … Continue reading

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Apropos of Nothing

Just been noticing things going on here recently and thought I’d share my observations: “And They’re Going Three-Wide in the Far Corner.” M is convinced that a significant portion of FR drivers are “frustrated Formula 1 drivers.”  I can’t disagree.  … Continue reading

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Cahors – Tough to Say, Easy to See

Finishing off yesterday’s tale, when we visited St. Cirque Lapopie, I’ll present a little info on the small city/large town of Cahors. Cahors is in Quercy and is known for its local wines.  In fact, there are more than a … Continue reading

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St. Cirque Lapopie – Another of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France

Finally.  Finally we had some nice warm weather.  So the lovely missus and I decided to take a drive north to Cahors and then east to another one of les plus beaux villages de France: St. Cirque Lapopie. Various folks … Continue reading

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