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You have reached your destination

Except we hadn’t.  Last week it was a case of a walk that seemed be non existent, this week it was a whole village! I had looked at a little etang online and when researching information about it found a … Continue reading

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Le fraysse

It was meant to be a short walk followed by lunch and then, if we felt up to it, the rest of the walk. It didn’t happen like that. Firstly, the meteo told us it was going to be the … Continue reading

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On top of the Xaintrie

Another lake, another swimmer.  But technically, this isn’t a lake or etang. It is a plan d’eau.  Plan d’eau is a catch all term for a stretch of water used for leisure activities such as the river Cele at Marcilhac.  … Continue reading

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Canal des Moines

Before we left the UK and retired to France my best friend and I decided to extend our regular lunch dates to include local places of interest that either neither of us or just one of us had visited.  I … Continue reading

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Across the border…

Maybe because I was born under the sign of pisces I love being beside the water be it river, lake or sea.  Having grown up under two hours away from family favourite beaches in the county that includes most of … Continue reading

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This time… Marcilhac sur Cele

Marcilhac sur Cele was so pretty we were always going to go back. In the interim I did my much loved researching online to find out more about the Abbaye Saint Pierre.  Founded in the ninth century by Benedictine monks … Continue reading

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Next time…

We didn’t go to Marcilhac sur Cele the next time. We did something completely different. When we first came to this area in the early 90s we discovered an unusual bar cum gallery in St Cere called Casino. Unbeknown to … Continue reading

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On y va

Well, the weather cheered up and so did I.  It is the fourteenth of July and a diminished parade has taken place in Paris although the patrouille de France did its colourful flypast comme d’hab. We have been out for … Continue reading

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what day is it? what month is it??

as a retired person i am used to asking my fellow retiree, aka mr mcgregor, what day it is as they all seem to blur together sometimes. especially in the school holidays when my various activities are on holiday too.  … Continue reading

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once around the block

we went for a walk the other afternoon.  so? i hear you thinking.  well, due to the confinement, or lockdown as english speakers call it,  going for a walk is not the simple or, dare i say it, enjoyable experience … Continue reading

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