Category Archives: Entertainment

The Goog in Bilbao

Wow! Is this really the first entry in 2019?! Alas – and heavy sigh – it is. Apologies. Being a full-time (as in: I get paid to do it) writer, writing on days off just isn’t the first thing to … Continue reading

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Christmas 2018 in and around Toulouse

It’s been a while since the last post. Sorry about that. Between work, travel and an injury, I haven’t had the time. So to spread a little sunshine (during what is a too-long foggy period), here are some photos of … Continue reading

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Krakow – All It’s Kracked Up to be and More

With the schools back in session and everyone back to work, it was the perfect time to take a vacation. So that’s what the lovely missus and I did. For our first week off we went to Krakow, Poland. Mostly … Continue reading

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San Sebastian, Spain

Recently, in a futile effort to escape from what was an extended rainy spell in Toulouse, we headed to San Sebastian, a foody city on the Atlantic coast of Spain. I say ‘futile’ because the closer we got to the … Continue reading

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Carnaval!

One of the traditions I had forgotten about after we left was Carnaval. This is not to be confused Carnival, the party hearty festival in Brazil or the masked ball time of year in Venice. Think of Carnaval as a … Continue reading

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Lil’ Ville of Pibrac

Way back in ought-eleven (a real number), I wrote a blog entry entitled Lil’ Ville of Leguevin, where I had some details and photos of our then-hometown. Now that we’ve returned to France and are living in a different town, … Continue reading

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What it Something I Said?

Part 1. One morning, a couple of Saturdays ago, the missus and I were lounging around reading the news when the doorbell rang. (Note: our ‘chime’ is the opening notes to Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.) I go downstairs, open the door, … Continue reading

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Jack in the Box

Well, not quite. The halftime entertainer, Justin Timberlake, of this past Sunday’s Supper Bowl did either a great job or a horrible one depending on which fan or troll you done read on the internets. Regardless, when I think of … Continue reading

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The Last Road-trip: Nerac – Home of an Henri IV Chateau

Hello gentle readers. After another 3-month gap, I’m back with the story of my last road-trip in France. It was a bright and sunny afternoon (he says, winking at the obvious reference) in the wonderful month of October. The last … Continue reading

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Journees du Patrimoine – Gers Edition – Part Deux

OK, so ‘the next day’ turned out to be ‘next Saturday.’  I said in Part Une of this entry that I would write the follow-up the following day. What can I say? I tried but, um, stuff happens. Anyhoo, without … Continue reading

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