Category Archives: You know you’re in…

Bloody cats……

I’m on record as being a dyed-in-the-wool cat-hater. They’re without exception devious, self-centred, manipulative, murderous shits. Give me a decent-sized dog  (Labrador/Retriever or similar) any day… The place we rented in Roussillon has this resident-in-charge, Blacky. Lurked around the place … Continue reading

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You know you’re in the Luberon #21

….when the Mistral blows all the tiles off church steeples. Oh. They’re built that way so that there are no tiles to blow off? Cue for a song…. Noel Coward was a charmer. As a writer he was brahma. Velvet … Continue reading

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You know you’re in France #20

…when they have laws against painting stuff….

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You know you’re in Menerbes #19….

….when that washing machine noise you think you’re hearing is heaps of folding stuff being recycled. Dude #1 has bought an old structure (probably belonged to the larger structure on the left…)  just below the village. Thought it might be … Continue reading

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Is this the new Johnny Hallyday…?

Certainly seems very popular, this Don Desang chappy. Concerts all OVER the place and pretty much every day, although I wouldn’t be too interested in fronting up in the late afternoon for a singalong… Funny lot, these French…

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You know you’re in Menerbes #18

….when the cafes and streets are deserted, because all the Yanks and Brits are drifting around elsewhere on a pilgrimage to track down Peter Mayle, advertising guy who bailed out and wrote “A year in Provence” which kicked off the … Continue reading

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You know you’re in France #17k

…… when the rusty French (that was actually *really* good 55 years ago) let’s you translate stuff like this in a flash – “The wine in front of you” -, but you have *no* idea (if you ever knew…) that … Continue reading

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