Travel Blogs from Cledat-Dordogne, France

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Oops, Cledat-Dordogne, France travel blog

Oops

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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Jacques has been a frequent visitor these days. Lonely and needing a shoulder to cry on, trying to come to terms with the prospect of going through life without his Bernadette. We do what we can, and that amounts to glass after glass of whatever ...

Credit Crunch, Cledat-Dordogne, France travel blog

Credit Crunch

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... have to go. Worth a tidy sum yesterday, the price is plummeting as we speak. Let's just give it away. Then move to France (ok Johan, the advantages are becoming obvious), live off the land. Honestly, it's unbelievable what you just pick up by the ...

trompe l'oeil, Clédat - Dordogne, France travel blog

trompe l'oeil

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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Something funny happened tonight. The five of us had finally settled down for a game of Trivial Pursuit after a busy day of walking, eating, visiting, swimming, shopping, eating and eating and eating. It's been really hot lately, too hot for me, but ...

counter-attraction, Clédat - Dordogne, France travel blog

counter-attraction

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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The Intermarché, a supermarket in Hautefort - a lovely village just 5 minutes away from our hamlet - is one of my most frequented places. By now, most of the staff recognize me and grant me a bonne journee, except for the butcher. Now he really looks ...

lovely luna, Clédat - Dordogne, France travel blog

lovely luna

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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Since I saw the owl on my second night here, I go out, every night before bedtime, just in case I might see him. I have not seen him again. I hope I will before I return. I also need to see the stars and the moon. Each night they appear in ...

I wish, Cledat-Dordogne, France travel blog

I wish

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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Yesterday we visited my castle, the fortress of Hautefort. The inside was as impressive as you would expect. The galleries, halls, chambers and vaults. The floors, ceilings, fireplaces, doors. The paneling. I'm no good at describing those things, but ...

tricky things, dreams, Clédat - Dordogne, France travel blog

tricky things, dreams

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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You might dream of a place in France. And being tucked away in this idyllic little cottage may seem like a cosy set-up, believe me, it has it's drawbacks. Like my spouse suddenly becoming clingy. He looks positively hurt when I try to slip out of the ...

passions, Clédat - Dordogne, France travel blog

passions

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... or even that his efforts may be noticed. He likes to please. What more could one want? I want him to share my passion. France. I want to live here permanently. He wont leave Amsterdam - and that's the long and short of it. We have a problem. For ...

fred, Clédat - Dordogne, France travel blog

fred

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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I have a thing for older men -  my  first love was very much my senior. Exciting, experienced, protective.  A dirty old man, I'd say now. But my fumbling contemporaries lost their shine forever. Unfortunately, at some point, the men stop ...

vive la france, Clédat - Dordogne, France travel blog

vive la france

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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Yesterday I woke up with a start. For some reason or other the shops were only open for a couple of hours, so I'd better get a move on. No time to wash, I grabbed some clothes off the floor, found the car keys and bumped into my lower neighbor on my ...

moules frites, Cledat-Dordogne, France travel blog

moules frites

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... ago I told you about the St. Rabier paëlla night and it's embarrassing end. There are many of such events in rural France, as the villages have little or no theatres, cinemas, discos, music halls and what have you. So these gatherings are a major ...

nemo saltat sobrius, Clédat - Dordogne, France travel blog

nemo saltat sobrius

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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Yesterday I ate and drank so much I swear I wont touch a thing for a week at least. How do these things happen, get so out of hand? It was definitely not planned. It was a perfect day, sunny, not too hot. I was wondering what to do for lunch. Not much in ...

night owl, Clédat - Dordogne, France travel blog

night owl

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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just quickly - can't believe what I just saw. On an impulse I stepped out of the house before going to bed, and all the stars were out. It was cloudy before, but now.....I just can't describe the impact, infinitely beautiful. A great white bird circled ...

cheers, Clédat - Dordogne, France travel blog

cheers

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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A friend's birthday came and went without my realizing. I'm not big on birthdays - if anything I think it's the one who gave birth that should be honored. But it's an occasion, an opportunity to let someone know he or she is special to you. Well, ...

sweet starry night, Cledat-Dordogne, France travel blog

sweet starry night

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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I've been watching  the stars tonight. Staring and staring - I couldn't get enough of them, I wanted to drink them in, to hold them  and keep them - mine! The moon so clear-cut and bright, for a moment I thought I could reach out and touch ...

netherlands versus russia, Clédat - Dordogne, France travel blog

netherlands versus russia

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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I'm now watching a football (or soccer) match - a novelty for me but tonight is special. The Dutch team is apparently doing very well in the European or world series. There's a lot of to do about it and we are all officially invited to Bernadette and ...

party palaver, Cledat-Dordogne, France travel blog

party palaver

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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I promised you a full account of Saturday's party, but to be perfectly honest, there's not that much to tell. Not that it was boring - no, not at all. It was a great party, we all enjoyed ourselves, and had lots of fun.  Fleur and ...

don't want to, Clédat - Dordogne, France travel blog

don't want to

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... . I didn't get round to telling you about the times I went swimming, in the rivers and lakes. The Vézere, the Dordogne, Coly, l'etang Coucou, lac du Causse. The water so cold  the saying  'freezing your tits off' suddenly makes perfect ...

gold, Clédat - Dordogne, France travel blog

gold

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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 What would you have done? Driving back from the Intermarché, Alabama 3 full blast 'Hypo full of love', I see a car across the road, stranded and what seemed like a woman half hanging out of it. A young man was frantically trying to flag down ...

weather or not, Clédat - Dordogne, France travel blog

weather or not

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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It was a wonderful day today. You know, the weather has been really strange all through our stay. Very unsettled, lots of rain and thunderstorms, alternated by sunny, sometimes even hot, spells. Luckily, I like walking in the rain, specially if the ...

nuts, Clédat - Dordogne, France travel blog

nuts

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... If you enlarge the 'approaching cledat' picture, you can see them in the middle.) Walnuts are big business in the Dordogne. Walnuts and foie gras (goose liver). Walnut oil, walnut cake, plain nuts, sugared ones, postcards picturing them ...

not today, thank you, Cledat-Dordogne, France travel blog

not today, thank you

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... one. I sort of got myself lured into it. A couple of days ago we spent a lovely day swimming and yes, eating, at the Dordogne riverside. My favourite spot, it is near Creysse and that has to be the most beautiful old village in the whole of ...

le grand coderc, Clédat - Dordogne, France travel blog

le grand coderc

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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Of all the interesting places to visit here, the magnificent castles, the world famous caves, museums - the obvious, there is one place,  you definitely shouldn't miss: L'Auberge le Grand Coderc. Restaurant and place to spend the night when ...

one for bob, Clédat - Dordogne, France travel blog

one for bob

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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I'm overwhelmed - and tickled pink, of course - by the amount of hits on this page. Thank you all, it's most encouraging. At least, I think it is, for so far only two visitors have rated it. One, I'm sure,  my dear husband,  so that ...

wild and sweet, Cledat-Dordogne, France travel blog

wild and sweet

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... . Normally I'd be counting the days, the minutes, the seconds, longing to be there, now I feel frozen in time. So what's up? Cledat hasn't changed, the house, our hamlet, the hills and the trees - they will be there for ever. It must be me. I guess ...

so why?, Clédat - Dordogne, France travel blog

so why?

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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Peter's been working a lot lately - I've been reading. Bernadette is amazed at the amount of time I spend poring over books. 'Still reading?' she calls every time she passes the house. She thinks I'm bone idle, but I'm an addict - got to read whenever ...

invaders of the sweetest kind, Clédat - Dordogne, France travel blog

invaders of the sweetest kind

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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The most extraordinary and wonderful thing happened. For days I've been keeping an eye on some swallows that have chosen our roof as a good place to live under. Shy at first, they quickly get used to having us around. Off and on they fly in search of ...

heart's content, Cledat-Dordogne, France travel blog

heart's content

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... tranquillizer, they make everything seem peaceful, they calm you, they soothe you. If I ever get to live in France, I want to be somewhere near the Limousin cows. But the evening was different. The sun had set, taking ...

out of africa, Clédat - Dordogne, France travel blog

out of africa

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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The Terrasson market, every Thursday morning, is a treat. The town, I think it's big enough to be called that, is built up a hill. Spectacular views, and wandering through the ancient streets you get a real feel of times gone by. The Vézere runs ...

hands off, Clédat - Dordogne, France travel blog

hands off

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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We finally made it to a castle - Fénelon, somewhere between Sarlat and Souillac. I'll tell you it was magnificent, and beautiful, inside and out. Views  (of course, it's strategically built) you want to jump right in to -wouldn't  recommend ...

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