Monthly Archives: June 2015

Les Germains

Laurie tells me that a number of blog readers know our friends Mary and Gilles Germain, so she’s asked me to post some pictures of Mary and Gilles and their family. As the whole family was in Bois-le-Roi this last weekend, … Continue reading

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Il fait chaud!

When we were here two years ago, the first six weeks we had miserable weather: wet and cold almost the entire time. This trip, not so much. We’ve had a couple cloudy days, about two hours of light rain, and … Continue reading

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Seine Amble

When we were here a couple years ago, we walked the length of the Loing Canal from its start to past Nemours, doing couple-mile stretches as a time. Since we don’t have any canals nearby, this year we’re walking along … Continue reading

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Fete de la Musique

Every June 21 – the Summer Solstice – Paris celebrates with an enormous music festival: the Fete de la Musique. Some years ago our late friend Barbara was in Paris on June 21, but she didn’t know ahead of time about … Continue reading

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La Rochette

Geeze, one post after another! You’d think I had nothing better to do! This morning we continued our search for les affolantes. For those who haven’t read every word of this blog, the affolantes are houses built on the banks of … Continue reading

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We Like This

These pictures were taken from our bedroom windows at 9:58 last night. Sunset is at 9:56 here right now; it’ll be a couple minutes later after the solstice June 21. We like that. Given the clear skies we’ve had in the … Continue reading

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Buying Food Here

Recently a friend reading the blog (that’s you, Frannie) asked us about food markets and how the French get their food, so I’ve taken some pictures and will write a bit about it in this post. Although it’s surely possible for someone … Continue reading

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Today’s Cheese Purchases

I don’t think we’ll get to all the cheeses in France, but we’re making an effort. Today: Roquefort Vernieres Reblochon Crottin de Cavignol –  a famous chevre Salers – never tried this one, but very similar to Cantal, which we like … Continue reading

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Our Bois-le-Roi Digs

Laurie says lots of blog readers will be interested in seeing where we’re staying for five weeks. I’m not so sure, but here goes… I think an unsettling moment of traveling is when you arrive at a place – a hotel, … Continue reading

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Paris – Part II

We came back to Paris this week, as the weather here was forecast to be excellent. It has been that; in fact, too excellent, as the temperature is forecast to be 90 or higher today (Friday). That’s just a bit … Continue reading

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