Helen and husband originally used to holiday in a small Gite in the Gironde, but when looking for a plot of land on which to build a bungalow, found the right place on the edge of a small village a little further north. They still spend time in England, but the bungalow, now 5 years old, is also very much home.

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Travel………..

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February holiday

Over recent years we have had the pleasure of finding new places for a few days holiday, within driving distance of South west France. Martel beyond Sarlat, where […]

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December in January…….second reflection

Sorry, it’s now February!. Anyway, we’ve had the husband’s, now here are my reflections on this time of year.   January………..sunshine, frosts, ‘The Sixteen’ (you see, it’s not […]

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December in January……..first reflection.

Last month, the husband asked me to publish his reflections on Christmas, so here they are, rather belatedly. My reflections on this time of year are to follow. […]

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Casteljaloux

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Leonard………….and where have all the Linda’s gone?

I hope you will forgive me if I begin by writing again about Leonard Cohen, who I talked about last month. He was indeed frail and unwell, and […]

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Leaving the Table……………

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Reflections……..on the Internet.

Towards the end of the 1980’s I worked for an advertising agency (in an administrative role; I don’t have that kind of creative mind!). Our director, a very […]

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Classic Cars….. in France

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It’s Summertime………. Highlights

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