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This blog is a journey through our region Picardy and Nord pas de Calais, I hope to bring you news of what’s going on, with a few bits of anything I fancy really thrown in. More Info

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Picardy – Living and loving it

Picardy – Living and loving it

Where did you say you lived?….The Somme

July 10, 2011 by Babbling Brook

    As you all know, pay attention you at the back, Picardy is divided into three Departments, the Somme, Oise and Aisne. This time I am going to give… Read more…

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Where did you say you lived? – Around the pas de Calais

June 19, 2011 by Babbling Brook

Calais is so often a landing place for so many of us,  and the start of the journey to the rest of France.  The majority rush out from the rather… Read more…

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Where did you say you lived?

June 5, 2011 by Babbling Brook

Last week I went back to the UK for a week, chatting to people about where I lived in France, I said  I live on the border of  Picardy, Nord… Read more…

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How to make friends with the Mairie – and not get arrested

May 22, 2011 by Babbling Brook

Now those of you living in the region will have noticed that anything to do with anything has to go through the Mairie’s office, this includes the all important planning… Read more…

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Running, Cycling and Jennie Poate

May 15, 2011 by Babbling Brook

This week’s blog is slightly different, I am afraid that we don’t have the space for my usual drivel as there are a couple of events I want to talk… Read more…

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An Idiot’s Guide To Buying a horse, sorry, of course I mean house …..Part II

May 7, 2011 by Babbling Brook

  Yes, I am afraid it is time for Part II.  Now before you start reading, please take a deep breath and remember – just because it didn’t happen to… Read more…

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Weddings, Lace and Lily’s

May 1, 2011 by Babbling Brook

Unfortunately I have had to interrupt the usual “ blogcast”  because something more important came up.  I realise that this could inconvenience those people who are teetering on the brink,… Read more…

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An Idiot’s Guide to……………….Buying a house in Picardy (Part 1).

April 24, 2011 by Babbling Brook

  Yes, dear reader it’s that time of year again, the sun is shining, you have had a few gins before dinner and, Eureka, let’s buy a house in France!… Read more…

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Food……..glorious, food

April 16, 2011 by Babbling Brook

I love food, so much so that I eat it all the time.  I like everything from gourmet meals to “Greasy spoon’s” egg and chips, but don’t  tell anyone about… Read more…

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Picardy – a bit of beer!

April 12, 2011 by Babbling Brook

This blog is a journey through our region Picardy and Nord pas de Calais, I hope to bring you news of what’s going on, with a few bits of anything… Read more…

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