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Hope Association Twice-Yearly Booksale

It's nearly time for the twice-yearly Hope Association booksale in Clussais-La-Pommeraie (79190). The association are looking for help getting the books out from Tuesday 9th May, getting…

First cuckoos

I heard my first cuckoo of spring last Thursday, and another one this morning. The warmer mornings have been much welcome for me, although I would appreciate…

An interim radar report ....

Our paws stumble over the keys this evening, so months and months out of practice are we, but we will give it our best, as always, even…

Telephones, t'Internet and a long length of string

Are there jungle drums beating out there?  Is there a really, really long length of string attached to some grapevine outside our garden walls?  A grapevine that…

The French Paradox (Myth or Fact)

Many people will have heard of the term The French Paradox.  This is a phrase used for an observation of how the French population generally consume a diet…

Why we should all be going bananas!

Bananas are an excellent food choice for keeping your heart healthy, and are high in antioxidants that protect us from dangerous free radicals which we all come…

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