Author Archives: JJS

Busy Sunday

Today was the “De ferme en ferme” http://www.fermiers-audois.fr event the area. We started the tour with the visit of Château Le Bouchat in Pennautier (http://www.bouchat-alaux.fr). The owner gave us a tour of one of the winery of the estate and was … Continue reading

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Old pic

Found this clearing up my office. This is going back around 43 years. Note that my name is simply Jacques and not Jean-Jacques. I had so much trouble explaining everywhere that Jean is masculin which is not the case in … Continue reading

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Canal

Beautiful day for a bike ride along the canal du midi. Plenty of boats and tourists around. I have to say it is pleasantly warm.

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Stationnement (I)

Il est annoncé depuis quelques jours sur des panneaux que le stationnement sera interdit rue de Lorraine du 25 Septembre jusqu’au 29 Septembre. Apparement la circulation ne devrait pas être possible non plus. Tout cela a cause de travaux sur … Continue reading

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In port race….

I have scheduled a trip around some parts of Spain middle of next month. It will take me to Alicante. The Volvo Ocean Race village there will be opened by then and I shall for sure visit it. The In-Port … Continue reading

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Summer is ending

Is it the end of summer? Currently a very pleasant 31° sipping a beer outside. But looking at later this week it is another story. And we have a party planned during the day on Saturday with friends descending on … Continue reading

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Vendanges (Grapes harvest)

The “vendanges” started a few days ago. Like the rest of France, so far they are down 5% to 20% compared to last year. Quality should be a little bit better. I was quite amused by that sign this morning. … Continue reading

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