Category Archives: 21st Century

…and yet more on old signage in France….


Further to my previous posts on ‘ghost signs’ on various walls in the Touraine, the BBC has just posted an interesting article on the subject: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37871550 My previous posts can be found at: https://jimmcneill.wordpress.com/2015/08/20/yet-more-on-old-french-signs/ https://jimmcneill.wordpress.com/2012/04/15/3257/ https://jimmcneill.wordpress.com/2011/10/26/old-advertising-signs-in-the-touraine-and-an-appeal-for-more/ Advertisements

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Flooding in the Loire


Further to the problems of flooding in Central France over the past few weeks. My previous blogs on flooding in the Loire Basin have had an unusual number of daily hits! If you’ve been effected then you might want to … Continue reading

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Domaine Charles Pain ~ excellent Touraine wine from the banks of the Vienne


In my last blog I described a visit to the home, workshop and boutique of  Cosette FRÉVAL, Remy-sur-Creuse. While we were there Sandra and I were treated to a few glasses of excellent Rosé de Saignée produced by Cosette’s cousin, … Continue reading

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Cosette FRÉVAL ~ weaver of hemp, linen and wool ~ Saint Rémy-sur-Creuse (86)


A few days ago Sandra and I had the pleasure of meeting  with a local artisan weaver and fabric designer, Cosette FRÉVAL. Cosette has been interested in weaving since she was 18 years of age. She, with her husband, Guy,  … Continue reading

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Selling English Cakes at La Celle-Guenand, in Touraine du Sud


Last Sunday Sandra and I, along with our friends Colin Dyson & Julie Guy, sold many, many, many English-style cakes at the brocante at La Celle-Guenand. The whole day was such a success that we’re repeating the experience later this … Continue reading

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Live music at Le Chatelier ~ August 2015


Sandra and I attended the last two concerts at our local Chateau ~ and a fine time was had both times. On the evening of August 12 there’s a further chance to listen to some great music from the wind … Continue reading

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Yet more summer activities at Ethni’Cité, village troglodyte


Hi all, Here are details of children’s summer afternoon activities at Ethni’Cité, Saint Rémy-sur-Creuse plus the artisan weekend in August where yours truly will be singing on the Saturday evening.

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