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The Malbec Grape - Famous Red Wines

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Food pairings: all types of meat-based meals, foie gras. Argentine Malbec suits Mexican, Cajun, and Indian dishes, if you insist on having wine with such meals.

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Blue Sky & Blossoms - well sometimes!

What a varied week this has been weather wise, it started with grey skies and cold wind, but by mid week we had lovely blue skies and on Thursday it reached 28 degrees in the sun and 25 in the shade, which is pretty amazing for this time of year, i got sunburnt arms whilst i was sanding beams in the garden. 433 more words

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Syd and Larry

The story of Syd the snake and Larry the lion.

I can’t help imagining this type of conversation everytime I walk past these guys – see below for the real history bit. 375 more words


Lions in the Bar!

I was in the village bar the other evening with a group of assorted locals, all busy finding the solutions to life, the universe and everything as one does when Stéphane, sitting on a bar-stool, next to me with his back to the bar and looking through the glass door, quietly said, 228 more words

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La Brocante

One of the great traditions and more wonderful things about life in france is “la brocante”.

La brocante is defined as flea market, bric-a-brac, garage sale or a market for antiques. 400 more words


New home for an old trunk

It all began some eight years ago.  The large building next to our house was always called by the previous owners the atelier, so Amelia and I have kept that name.   624 more words


French-Anglo Intercultural Partnerships

French-English Romantic Partners

In an intercultural partnership not only might your limited comprehension of everyday spoken
language make it more difficult to be part of a conversation between your partner and a third person,

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