Country Life

Purple Spring

Purple light shines through Glowing and iridescent Spring is coming soon Geoff Tarrant

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Valentine and Rubbish Bins (A walk in France)

A poubelle in French isn’t as romantic as it sounds. Even the week leading up to Saint Valentine’s Day doesn’t change the actual translation of poubelle as rubbish bin. As such, a call for a walk to the poubelles should not really hold any interest for me or anyone else.  It’s mid February and we…

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Autumn Days

As summer slides towards autumn, a reminder of what Jonathan Safran Foer said. “August has passed, and yet summer continues by force to grow days. They sprout secretly between the chapters of the year, covertly included between its pages.”

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Living in rural France

Living in rural France makes for some fascinating times.  Between writing, building web sites and maintaining a large garden and orchard it is impossible to become bored.  First of all, I need to set the scene.  I live in a hamlet of 5 houses.  Typically for this region, 1 is unoccupied, 2 are used as…

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