Monthly Archives: July 2011

Survey Question: What Do I Like in France? Part Deux

As I wrote in the July 6 story, there are any number of things that I enjoy here in FR. I mentioned some of them in that story. Now, as promised, here are some additional items: The food – After … Continue reading

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Another Weekend, Another Trip to a Cathar Castle

‘Twas a beautiful day yesterday and with the forecast calling for rain today (they were right), so we (read: I) decided that it would be a good day to make another day trip and see a chateau in Cathar country. … Continue reading

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Bastille Day Fireworks in Leguevin

So that it doesn’t compete with the big city (Toulouse) when it comes to fireworks, our humble little town of Leguevin hosts its fireworks display on July 13, the day before Bastille Day. For various reasons, we missed the show … Continue reading

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It’s American Week Again!

Oh joy! Rapture! It’s once again Saveurs Americaines week at our favorite discount grocer, Lidl. Longtime readers will know that this site covers American week seriously, as evidenced by this story and this one and this one too. I just love … Continue reading

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Cathar Country Chateaux

It was a nice weekend, so we took a little Saturday drive down south, to the departement of Ariege. This area has beaucoup de monuments Cathars. The most famous would be the ruins of Montsegur, which we have visited more … Continue reading

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Twins: Derek Jeter and Us

For the only time in my life will I be able to compare myself to a professional baseball player. And not just any player, but Derek Jeter, The Captain. Why are we twins? Because both of us recently got our 3000th … Continue reading

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Survey Question: What do I Like in FR?

In yesterday’s entry, I wrote about a survey conducted of Britons who were considering moving overseas and what they thought they would miss most. I then mentioned some things that I missed from the US. I finished the story by saying that … Continue reading

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