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Indian summer

“a warm, calm spell of weather occurring in autumn, especially in October and November”  [the Met office meteorological glossary] “We could be in for an Indian summer” is something I remember hearing when I was a kid.  The air still and silent in the heat of late afternoon, the smell Read more…

Now what?

Our wonderful housesit in 110 acres of rolling French countryside has become a 26 square metre apartment on the ground floor of a busy Bordeaux street.  The earplugs are back in use and the rent per month is just under what we paid in bills for a whole year in Read more…

Bordeaux in pictures

We visited the city of Bordeaux this weekend and fell in love with the place.  Grand buildings, interesting architecture, elegant wine bars, plentiful cafés, restaurants, shops, the impressive River Garonne, and of course lots of opportunity to discover the local wine.  Here’s a little photoblog so you can see for Read more…