Vegetable Garden Planning

I’m still trying to wrap my head around the planting schedule for this part of the world so this year will be the first full year of attempting to cultivate our patch. J is convinced that our efforts last year were a bit rubbish because the soil quality is so poor. While there may be […]

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Covid-friendly Locations in the South of France: Swimming Lakes

Ah, 2020. Who knew come the holidays we’d still be living our own version of confinement! Obviously lots of people are travelling and there are tourists everywhere. While there is an increase in people locally I would say it’s mostly holiday home owners; the numbers are down, which is good news for those of us […]

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A photograph of fields and hills with Rennes-les-Chateau in the distance

Blue Route MTB (VTT) Challenge!

Okay, so it’s not an official challenge, but I have set myself a goal of riding all the VTT routes graded blue in these two maps: The VTT Pyrénées Cathare map, which includes 6 blue routes. This covers the area from Belesta to Lavelanet and Montesgur, and extends to Lac du Montbel. And the VTT […]

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