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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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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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French Kids Say the Darnedest Things

My joke to my American friends is that the people here are so smart that even the kids speak French. Well, a couple of weeks ago, whilst taking my daily walk, I saw a friend and he was walking his … 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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The More Things Change, the More…

The weather still stinks. In yesterday’s story, I featured photos from the day after we received about 10 cm/4″ of rain overnight. That followed a story in January about minor flooding. Well, we subscribe to the International Herald Tribune and … Continue reading

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What a Difference Six Hours Make or…

When the Big Muddy was at its biggest and muddiest. Our region – formerly known as ‘sunny southern France’ – has been under flood warnings since yesterday. When I went to bed last night, il pleut des cordes – it’s … Continue reading

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You Are What You Eat

Please be patient. This story needs a proper set-up. When I was a kid – admittedly, a long time ago – my favorite TV channel was WPIX out of New York City. It was an ‘independent’ station – i.e, not … Continue reading

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