Heading into day 6 of lock-down and we feel fortunate to have a large house, a garden and such beautiful … Continue reading The Bells
In our very hilly area, roads are not straight. They used to be straighter before the invention of the internal … Continue reading Ardèche garages
It’s that time again when the detritus of Christmas needs to be dealt with: carcasses boiled for soup, wrapping paper … Continue reading La Récup.
Although we have no pretentions to being in Provence as the term is now understood, the Haut Vivarais where we … Continue reading Christmas pudding anyone?
For the sixth year running, Arlebosc has held its most ambitious event of the year and once again, despite the … Continue reading La Fête de la Reboule
Over the past few months it seems that every village has been planting a pibole to honour the election of … Continue reading Le Pibole
Today, February 2, is Groundhog day in America and la fête de la chandeleur in France. Any connection? Well, apparently … Continue reading La Chandeleur
When the post lady took over from M Mer she announced that she would no longer be coming round with … Continue reading Hello 2014!
Some years ago, Markus inherited his godfather’s photo archive. Adrian Stückelberger worked as a professional photographer for the Basel chemical … Continue reading Le Lavoir
Driving into a village one day we saw a road sign depicting a cartoon-style, slightly crazy looking, shock headed young … Continue reading Franglais – le français étranglé or French for the unwary