Monthly Archives: April 2011

French supermarkets

Every week, usually on Monday, but sometimes on Saturday, my hosts go to St. Maixent l’Ecole, a booming little town with lots of supermarkets. Leclerc is similar to Tesco in the UK or Ireland, and like a small Walmart in … Continue reading

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More pictures of France

Just realized I didn’t post any pictures of the two collies here at l’Audouiniere, so here they are, as well as some more.

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The Pleasures of Rural France

I arrived in France just over a week ago, and it’s everything I’ve ever heard or read about it. The flowers blooming are intense, both in colors and aromas, the sun is intense, even if the air is not yet … Continue reading

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The wonders of old buildings

I love old buildings; they have such character. The rooms in old buildings are rarely square, the walls are irregular and bumpy and can be quite thick because of stone construction, doors stick when the weather changes, and every single … Continue reading

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Where am I? In France!

Last Monday I traveled from Ireland to England (Kettering) to meet my new host and help him load his big van with things from the old homestead and take it to the new one in France, near St. Maixent l’Ecole. … Continue reading

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New adventure: Tra More Beach, near Dunfanaghy

Tra Mor beach is rather a redundant name, since ‘tra’ means beach and ‘mor’ mean big, but it helps to understand it, right? This beach has been taunting me since I arrived here at Corcreggan Mill 3-1/2 weeks ago. I … Continue reading

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