Tag Archives: Carcassonne

First fantastic find of 2018- local landscape

On the subject of finding shocking bargains in various charity and junk shops; I present what may well be The Find of 2018. Hidden behind various rubbish prints on the bottom shelf in a dark corner of Parchemin Limoux was … Continue reading

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A Serious Step

A gloriously sunny day in the d’Oc so we had a long walk along the riverbank toward Esperaza. We like to walk, and we now have an excellent reason for getting out and about even more. Last week we went … Continue reading

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Salon update- and the mysterious disappearing Vide Grenier

I have mounted one of my latest acquisitions from a very good VG at Carcassonne. Poshbirdy and I spotted stuff we liked on a particular stall. Some deep thought (OK , we went looking for another VG and couldn’t find … Continue reading

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Blog Moot

This is how we water the floral displays down here in Quillan. Whilst balancing on the back of a pick up truck. Anyway, blog- buddies, I was going to suggest a meet up soon. We could do this Ent style … Continue reading

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I Troc therefore I am- Carcassonne

It is true. I love to Troc. We were driving around the industrial estate behind Casino supermarket in Carcassonne looking for the Orange Boutique. Googlemaps said that we were virtually sitting in it; then Trev suddenly remembered that Phil had … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three – On mange!

A little lunch in Carcassonne at Brasserie Le Longchamp on Place Carnot. Recommended. I noticed that there were a couple of mediocre reviews on Tripadvisor criticising the decor. This is France for God’ sake! Actually they have recently redecorated in … Continue reading

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Chilled to the bone

It has been cold in the Aude, but not nearly as cold as the UK and we had three gloriously sunny days when the sun was warm enough to sit outside and take a coffee.The benches on Carcassonne’s newly finished … Continue reading

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