Author Archives: ginnyvan

Au Revoir, France

Thursday, October 3, 2019 Here I am sitting in a generic Holiday Inn Express room at Blagnac airport (Toulouse) with the air conditioner on high turning the room into something resembling a walk in refrigerator.  It feels great!  As soon … Continue reading

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Match du Rugby

Monday, September 30, 2019 Never let it be said that there’s nothing much going on in these little French towns and villages. Yesterday, Sunday, found us spoiled for choice: Art in Capestang? Music in Ouveillan? Sport in St. Chinian?  Time-wise, … Continue reading

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Time Flies

Saturday, September 28, 2019 Yesterday morning, the average age at 15 place de Republique shot up 4.9 years with the departure of Jane and John.  As you would be correct in assuming, we did so much and had so much … Continue reading

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The Gang’s All Here

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 My mother was one of eleven children.  All of her siblings had children, which means I have LOTS of cousins. Happily for us, there’s scarcely a dud in the bunch. In fact, I’d wager than any … Continue reading

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By The Sea, By The Sea

Friday, September 20, 2019 Yesterday, we spent another day by the beautiful sea.  This time, we went to Gruissan, which is known for its salt production. Where we were is not an area where quaintly clad local folk wade out … Continue reading

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Vermouth

Thursday, September 19, 2019 After my last post titled “Voilà!! Valise!!” I guess it was inevitable that today’s post would begin with “v,” too. Several of Dave and Claire’s co-owners here in Cruzy had recommended the tour at Maison Noilly … Continue reading

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Voilà!! Valise!!

And just like that, Dave’s suitcase appears . . . a mere 42 telephone calls, emails, status updates and 96 hours after their airplane arrived.  

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Vendage In Cruzy

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Vendage: The harvest of, or harvest time for, grapes. The vendage is in full swing here in Cruzy.  We wake up to the sound of tractors pulling trailers full of grapes to, and empty trailers from, … Continue reading

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Return to Cruzy

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Hello to my three faithful readers.  It’s been a few days since I’ve written anything but that shouldn’t be construed as meaning nothing of interest has been happening. On Friday, Michael and I left Bordeaux and … Continue reading

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Final Bordeaux Images

Our last evening in Bordeaux, we took a walk downtown and, in one of the main squares, we found a boules tournament going on.  How very French. When we went to get our car on the morning of our departure, … Continue reading

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