Monthly Archives: October 2011

St. Emilion: #53 On Our UNESCO List

Last Sunday was an absolutely beautiful day so the lovely missus and I decided to go and visit the home of one of her favorite wineries, Chateau Sainte Marie, makers of Madlys, a wonderful white wine. From our place, it’s … Continue reading

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To Tell This Story or Not?

That was the question. In the end, I decided the tale shows how well we lowly Americans have been accepted by the French. The story: A couple of weeks ago, Dave and I are up at the weekly Sunday marche … Continue reading

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Of All the Cheese Mongers in All the World…

Last January, I wrote about our Christmas season trip to¬†Edinburgh and London. I mentioned a cheese monger shop that was a couple of blocks from the apartment we rented. So imagine my surprise when I read a story in the … Continue reading

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It’s Always Something…and Then Something Else…

And then some other thing. I decided yesterday was a good day to go visit Andorra, the tiny principality doubling as a shopping center. It’s a three-hour drive south of here, nestled in the Pyrenees Mts, between FR and Spain. … Continue reading

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A Pinch of This, a Dash of That

Just a couple of stories about recent events: “Beaucoup Felicitations!” Last month, a friend and colleague of M’s came over with his wife, Dorothy, and their grown-up daughter, Jessie. Having taken part in several visits put on by Elyse the … Continue reading

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