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Speaking in Tongues

  Language skills were an essential part of operating a catered chalet in the French Alps - not for the punters as they were, for the most…

Retrospective

Over a year since the last post, and so much water under the bridge - different bridges too, mainly far from our beloved Alps. The problem with…

A village history: The demography evolves

  In 2014, Jeanne, Guillaume, Idryss, Hortense and Nahel arrived in my village; their births were recorded in the annual Bulletin Municipal which turned up in my…

A village history : Keeping the home fires burning

In 1339, the ruler of the region of Faucigny, Dauphin Humbert II, proposed the sale of some of his territory to the King of Naples or to…

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