“Les nomads du silence” — exhibition by Sculptor, Jephan de Villiers

During our afternoon walk near Ginals earlier this year, we stopped off at the Abbaye de Beaulieu to view the exhibition there by the Belgian sculptor, Jephan de Villiers. It added an extra hour to the walk but there was no rush, the weather was warm, and we got more wonderful photos! As a young... Continue Reading →

Our Old Flagstones get a New Home

.... from a pile of slabs....... to a classy stone floor ....here's how... We laid these flagstones in an "Opus Romain" pattern — laying the flags in regular rows,  but varying the row-width across adjacent rows. You need to decide beforehand on which widths you are going to use. Commercially available flooring in this pattern... Continue Reading →

Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth Tomatoes in SW France

Why can't I grow tomatoes like this! Now you won't find tomatoes like these in the supermarket! My neighbor Maurice, a spritely 82-year-old,  grew these in his vegetable garden across the road from our house deep in the heart of the countryside here in South West France. One of the advantages of living in South... Continue Reading →

Our tiny hamlet – Fabre de Lagrange

Our little hamlet, Fabre de Lagrange is situated in the commune of Penne, in the Tarn department, in the Midi-Pyrenées region of south west France. The image shows detail from one of the map-charts  (le cadastre)  that are stored at the Mairie in Penne our local village. Dark red : this is our property which... Continue Reading →

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