Tag Archives: Aude

Twenty four hours in Occitanie

Here is yesterday’s sunset over the Pyrenees. Cold but dry. Today we drove back from Argeles-sur-Mer along the D117 to Campagne and saw the wintry colours of the vines, set out in their rows against a darkening sky. Still  no … Continue reading

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The “Roman Bridge” the coldest morning yet and Bronte takes a big step

We have been told that this partly collapsed walkway over the river is a Roman bridge. I have now incorporated it into the first book of a series that I am writing, based around our house and Campagne-sur-Aude’s ancient, rich  … Continue reading

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Friday night out at the Café de Fa

Highly recommended if you are in the Aude. Last Friday night every month at the cafe de fa Very good fish and chips and chocolate moelleux plus Anne de Joyeuse house wine. Music by the Zap Jazz Trio; who last … Continue reading

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Knock Knock- Qui est là?

After 11 years of not having a clue who is outside the front door; unless we are hanging out of a front window; we have finally mounted the door knocker. In deference mainly to friends who stand outside shouting up … Continue reading

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Wedding of the decade

No, not mine. I have had the privilege of being involved in the beautifully conceived and elegantly styled design and production of my friend Beverly Lambert’s French Rustique Vintage Chic wedding. A ceremony at Esperaza Mairie on Friday will be followed … Continue reading

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Episode 154- The Big One

I am on the terrace with a large glass of Gamay. Trev is in the shower; I can hear the groans as he unfold the kinks in his back from the long drive. It would have been a much more … Continue reading

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I have been awarded – Blog sur Aude in top 100 renovation blog list

Gosh. Blog-sur-Aude has been included in a list of the top 100 renovation blogs. Number 91, but hey….. I have no idea how we managed this, but thanks anyway! Click on medal link right for the others. Thank you Dan (my … Continue reading

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