Category Archives: Hobbies

Th-th-that’s (Nearly) All Folks

Hello. It’s been a while (3+ months) since the last entry. There’s a reason for that: we¬†moved…back to the US. Our 8-1/2 year stay in France started out in 2006 as a 3-year gig, but it kept being extended as … Continue reading

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The Big 5-Oh-Oh

Once upon a time…”Be gentle dear reader: this is my first blog.” That entry was dated January 9, 2007 – almost seven years and four months ago. Since then, there have been hundreds of stories – big and small, international … Continue reading

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An American in Panto: Redux

Last year at this time I wrote about how – for the first time ever – I performed on stage. I had a nice, small part – just 6-8 lines and that was perfect. And I was hooked. I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Our Tours of Dan Brown’s Inferno

For his latest birthday this past summer, J wanted the new book by Dan Brown, the author of the mega best-seller ‘The DaVinci Code.’ This latest entry in the Robert Langdon series is called ‘Inferno‘ and it takes its clues … Continue reading

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Springtime – at last – in LegoLand

We’ve had a really decent week with honest to goodness springlike weather. To celebrate, here some photos of pretty flowers – and brain-like thingies – at Chez Newman: To see more pretty flowers, click here: http://sdrv.ms/15SRchL.

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An Encore Visit to Castelnau de Montmiral

Last year, D and I went for a ride to the charming little town of Castelnau-de-Montmiral. The town is one of the Plus Beaux Villes de France and one that D (of all people) really found charming. Yesterday, I was … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes at the Toulouse Train Station

Thanks to Elyse the Magnificent Tour Guide, I and several other lucky area residents got to take a look at the repair shop at Gare Matabiau, the Toulouse train station. Here are a few shots from the day:

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