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The Languedoc, as pretty as a picture

Written by on February 3, 2016 in Blog
The Languedoc, as pretty as a picture

One of the other prehaps lesser known secrets of the Languedoc is the number of famous artists that were drawn to the area to capture its magic in their water colours, artists such as Gaughin, Toulouse Lautrec, Matisse and Picasso to name but a few were inspired by the breathtaking colours, open spaces, the sparkling […]

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Fancy a bit of Fungi for your supper?

Written by on January 30, 2016 in Blog
Fancy a bit of Fungi for your supper?

Truffles or ’Tuber Melanosporum’ are fungi that grow underground from small organisms that grow on the roots of certain trees, in particular green and white oaks. Sometimes they are found on other species among which are the hazel, the hornbeam and the lime tree. This ‘black gold’ fetches more than 800 to 900 euros a […]

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Valentines in the Languedoc , say it with Mimosas

Written by on January 24, 2016 in Blog
Valentines in the Languedoc , say it with Mimosas

As January draws to an end and we start to plan our year ahead , thoughts of long hot summer evenings filled with the heady perfume of sizzling seafood and chilled rosé start to fill our heads. Here in the Languedoc winter is relatively short and in my opinion a perfect period for chilly but […]

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Experience the magic of the Carnival de Limoux

Written by on January 20, 2016 in Blog
Experience the magic of the Carnival de Limoux

    Throughout the month right through until Easter, the beautiful medieval city of Limoux comes alive with the sights and sounds of Carnival. It is conducted in Occitan, the traditional language of the area. Limoux’s carnival is for everyone to participate in. The parade is made up guilds and ‘goudil’s clowns and ordinary people. […]

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Stand up the Real Champagne

Written by on January 20, 2015 in Blog with 1 Comment
Stand up the Real Champagne

Who doesn’t love the pomp and ceremony of opening a bottle of Champagne and often there is a darn good reason to open it. Its expensive price deems it to be a drink for special occasions and the more expensive the more special the occasion it may well be – but,  does it taste any […]

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January 2014

Written by on August 5, 2014 in Blog with 0 Comments

Well Happy New Year!! Not sure when you should actually stop saying that but as it’s the first you have heard from me this year I think it is acceptable. Christmas seems ages away now doesn’t it – well it should except for the fact that there are still some households and shops in the […]

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Remember Remember that its STILL only November!

Written by on August 5, 2014 in Blog with 0 Comments

EEEEEEkkkkkk its November – and you know what that means – but we are not going to mention the ‘C’ word. Not once – not at least until December – lets not drag it out and ruin all the magic so we are all ‘C’d out before it has even started pleeeeeze? Right so November […]

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Summer is just around the corner

Written by on August 5, 2014 in Blog with 0 Comments

April in the South of France can be unpredictable but I have to say it’s been the best one I have enjoyed in the 7 years that I have lived here.  And our season has started with a flourish of guests (both paying and non-paying) who arrived with gifts of Cheddar, Cadburys and Grazia all […]

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The Biggest Vineyard in the World

Written by on August 5, 2014 in Blog with 0 Comments

I confess, I am a wine heathen and know far to little about wine considering where I live. When I was younger I was always been blissfully ignorant of wine rules and requirements. I thought there was far too much snobbery in wine, a lot of marketing blah blah and chose wine by their pretty […]

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A fashionista in the south of France

Written by on August 5, 2014 in Blog with 0 Comments

I moved from fast moving , roller coastering, shoulder padding wearing London to sleepy , parochial, rural, wine making, dungaree wearing (well not quite) Languedoc Roussillon – (note to self – please shoot me if I do start wearing dungarees). Actually if I am being honest here and without wishing to offend anyone, I did […]

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