Monthly Archives: December 2011

Sliding Slowly Spainwards

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Today appeared to be a good day to leave the Carmargue behind, and so we set off in the general direction of Spain. It seemed reasonable to aim for Perpignan by the end of the day, but as ever we got sidetracked and only got half way. Choosing to take the scenic route along the coast, it soon got rather… Read more »

How Not to Spend Christmas Day

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What better way to spend part of Christmas Day than to go to the beach for a walk ing the sunshine. Just remember to choose your parking spot carefully, and not be a smart arse by parking on the beach when the carpark is only 50 metres away. Still, it gives you time to catch up on the paper apparently.

Merry Christmas from the South of France

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As Christmas Eve draws to a close, the wind finally starting to drop after a blustery day, and the suns slips below the waves, we are shopped and ready to enjoy the festive day. We’ll be ready with Skype should anyone want to chat (Skype ID dave_meehan), although I suspect that there will be a time when we get out… Read more »

Watch Out for the Bulls and Horses

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Bulls and horses being a big part of the local culture, you are reminded that at times they like to let them loose in the streets. I think for markets and fairs, rather than bull running, although there is a statue in the town to Vovo, a seemingly infamous bull from some years ago who seemed to like sticking one… Read more »

Baroque Music Concert for Christmas

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Last night we spotted that there was a music concert on offer in the towns church, Baroque music at Christmas. Excellent we thought, let’s go! So we did, and even better, it was free! The church is somewhat odd, seems to have Moorish influence, and loos like something out of the crusades. It’s not easy to get a photo of… Read more »