Tag Archives: Midi-Pyrenees

Le Drapeau Tricolore: How France Got its Flag

Today, in homage to the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris on 13th November, President Hollande has asked people to hang the French national flag, le drapeau tricolore, from their homes. We don’t have one and, where we live, … Continue reading

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Ten Things to do in 2012 in SW France

Everyone’s thoughts turn to resolutions at this time of year. Last year, I suggested 10 things to do in 2011 in southwest France. All of them were things I had never done but planned to do this year. Well, I … Continue reading

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Toulouse: pink, violet or blue city?

Here is a post about Toulouse, our regional capital, as an antidote to all that Royal Wedding stuff (yes, I did watch it, in the company of a group of French and English friends, and a good time was had … Continue reading

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Ten things to do in 2011

  I don’t do New Year’s resolutions: they only get broken. The loftier the aspirations, the more disappointing it is when you fail to achieve them. I did manage to stay teetotal for the whole of January one year, but … Continue reading

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French car boot sales – vide-greniers

French vide-greniers (car boot or garage sales) are starting up again for the summer and are a favourite family weekend outing, says A writer’s lot in France. Continue reading

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