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Episode 161- the kitchen ceiling, inspiration from 13th century Domaine at Luc-sur-Aude

You remember the horrible kitchen ceiling?  The one I demolished and then started wondering about half way through if the insulation tile was asbestos? horrible kitchen ceiling post In common with most old and some new French houses, the ceilings … Continue reading

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The most wanted list – qu’est-ce que l’on veut?

So, what’s the old stuff we all want these days? I may not be able to give you the definitive answer to this burning question, but I can reveal the top five UK best sellers that the third quarter of … Continue reading

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À la fin de l’année- the end of a tough year

So we walk into our closest large supermarket (UK) & this bottle of crémant de Limoux is on the shelf with all the other bubbles. A bottle of Premiere Bulles rosé, with that toffee coloured tint that so many Southern … Continue reading

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Christmas food

A little late, but Merry Christmas blog-buddies. Every year I tweak the family favourites a little. I may have perfected cranberry sauce– 9 oz fresh cranberries 3 fl oz orange juice 3 oz dark muscovado sugar cinnamon stick or half … Continue reading

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Use it or lose it – Best restaurant between Perpignan and Lapradelle-Puilarens

You may recall that we visited Restaurant l’Egrappoir last year on our run down from the Aude valleys to the Mediterranean coast where the apartment is located . We met the new owner, Muriel, who hails from the Alsace, and … 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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Dream French escape of the day; hand-picked for you

So, halfway between Argeles- sur-Mer and Campagne- sur-Aude we often stop at Maury. This is a beautiful and very French village in the heart of the Roussillon  wine growing region . With brilliant links to mountains, Mediterranean  and Perpignan city … Continue reading

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