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Homeless in the heat

July 17, 2015 by Annette

Summer is upon us and this year has been hotter than most. At times like this we struggle to keep ourselves cool – let alone the dogs. We have fans… Read more…

Categories: Climate, Dogs

Cycle the Canal du Midi and support CSF !

March 26, 2015 by Annette

From 7 – 11 June 2015 a cycle ride has been organised along 240km of the Canal du Midi from Toulouse to Marseillan. The event is being organised by Cancer… Read more…

Categories: Expats

Digger disruption

July 10, 2012 by Annette

Life will no longer be as simple in our street.  Or in our village, which is currently just a big mess. The average age of the population is probably over 60,… Read more…

Changing Times in Hérault – Blah

June 26, 2012 by Annette

If you see it in the papers it must be true … I recently attended a press conference for the launch of a new departmental newspaper called The Hérault Times…. Read more…

ITV seeking expats in Languedoc …

May 9, 2012 by Annette are seeking expats in Languedoc to take part in their “May the Best House Win” programme later this summer. From their Facebook page … “The production team are about to… Read more…

Fab Anna in 66

April 4, 2012 by Annette

One of the reasons I thought I’d start this blog was because of the frustrations I felt trying to progress a business in a very different world to the one… Read more…

A jolly Jelly birthday

April 2, 2012 by Annette

A few of my posts in this blog have talked about “Jelly”. Languedoc Jelly is now one year old. This is not the kind of jelly you serve with ice-cream,… Read more…

Expats, Likes and Trolls

March 6, 2012 by Annette

In recent years, there has been an explosion in the use of websites and online social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.   There are also a number of great… Read more…

Chilling …

February 25, 2012 by Annette

Cold. Life in Languedoc has recently been really very unpleasantly, painfully and miserably cold. Anyone that reads this blog in other areas of France will know what I mean. Other… Read more…

Categories: Climate

End of an era …

February 15, 2012 by Annette

The thing is, very few people like to talk about death. It’s one of the many ‘taboo’ subjects people generally don’t acknowledge – and particularly ‘ze British’ with our quaint… Read more…

Categories: Rural France