Author Archives: Mairead

I’d rather not tell you…

(I’ll be making cards this time. I’ve been practising) I’ve checked the calendar and there are just three weeks left until we board the ferry at Cherbourg to come home…and the weekend after that, 17th November,  I’m going to be … Continue reading

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Loop Le Doubs

(Can you see me on the boat, on the river Doubs, that loops around Besançon) Yesterday after finding the tourist office and using their very good wifi, I went for a boat trip. But first… I got my hair cut, … Continue reading

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(This way to the tourist office..) This is a really interesting town! So this morning after coffee at a place just 2 minutes from our aire I went off in search of the tourist office. I couldn’t find it on … Continue reading

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The Mountain Goat of Besançon

(The fog at Arc et Senans this morning) We’ve had a couple of grey chilly days but the forecast for today was sunny. Then I opened the blinds and we were surrounded by fog – very beautiful but not sunny. … Continue reading

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The Salt Factory

(Entrance to La Saline Royale at Arc-et-Senans) Today we are at a salt factory – not like any factory I’ve ever seen and nowhere near the sea in a place called Arc-et-Senans in the Franche-Comté region. (Just to the right of … Continue reading

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Quiet town in France has deadly secret…

(Quiet little town… or is it?) We stayed in a noisy place last night so I’m tired today. We often see comments on the app about aires where noisy youths having late night parties in the car park keep the … Continue reading

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Rust and Decay

(Welcome. Settle yourself. We are in the vines… can’t you just imagine?) Yesterday we were in Beaujolais and I am completely sure of that because we stayed at a wine farm and the wine they produce is Beaujolais! We had … Continue reading

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