Signe's blog

Winter Spring Summer Fall

Location

Limoux 11300
France

Today was a day of days, gloriously perfect, and the most remarkable thing was there is evidence all around us of all four seasons, all at once.  Please look at the photo gallery named Winter Spring Summer Fall to see for yourself.

Several walks in the sunshine, pictures taken of all four seasons on this one day, a Skype with Mara and Shane, and a community festival this evening to celebrate this year's new wine.  And, a new pair of shoes.  Life is so very good.

A Social Whirl

Location

Arles
France

The past 10 days have kept us very busy.  Our landlords, Jonathan and Angele, sing in a local vocal and instrumental group called Odysseus.  They have about 42 performances a year and invited us to attend the last one of the season on Saturday night, the 23rd.   “Marie Stuart,” was the story of the woman we know as Mary, Queen of Scots; this time her story told by renaissance music and in French. 

Where to Begin?

Location

Grotte de Niaux, Niaux
France

This is a tough thing to write about, because the experience was so emotionally moving.  We visited one of the hundreds caves in France that have been found to contain prehistoric art.  The Grotte de Niaux is located not quite an hour and a half from our home, in the foothills of the Pyrenees, but going there took me not only to another time in history, but to another world.  Mac and I are both writing about this, so please bear with us as we each are compelled to try to explain.

Climbing a Stairway to Heaven

Location

Cordes Sur Ciel 81170
France

Early last Friday we set off on our first overnight adventure to 3 towns I'd been looking forward to seeing.  With a grey sky and predictions of rain, I was intent on being positive and channeling good weather.  It worked! 

Zee French 'aircut

Location

Garcons et Filles Hair Salon Limoux 11300
France


Some things require careful preparation.  Badly needing a haircut and determined to get a good one, I began my research on Limo

This Week in France

Location

Carcasonne
France

What an eventful week this has been.  Monday Morning Mac and I attended our French classes.  I joined a group of bilingual speakers who get together at 9:30 each Monday for lively discussion in French.  Given that most of them are British, I don't think this group will help my French much, so I will probably sleep in on upcoming Mondays.  Mac attended a beginner's beginner class and then we met at 10:30 for a French class taught by a French woman!! Hurray!  She's a good teacher and the class is a good review for me. 

How to be a Great Cook - Move to France!

Location

Limoux Market
Place de la Republique
Limoux 11300
France

The food in France is always fresh, and local, and that's one reason everyone agrees the food here is fabulous.  Even the local super market has more varieties of onions than I've seen in my entire life, and that's just the supermarket.  I was eager all week for the local market day, when the farmers come from miles around.

We bought a car!! Well, almost.

Location

Limoux
13 Rue Blanquerie 11300 Limoux
France

We are very excited that we seem to have bought a car, although we do not have the car itself.  With assistance from our very kind landlord, we were able to find a one year old Opel with only 6,000 miles on it that we are buying from a dealer (thanks to my French teacher, Jackie Victor, for the tip to buy from a dealer because they must give a guarantee). After our experience trying to set up a bank account, we went to the closing expecting to be there 2 hours with multiple papers and more papers facing us.  Not so.  There was one paper only, and the dealer will do

Limoux. Are we dreaming or is this for real?

Location

Limoux
France

With apologies for the delay due to our technicological ineptness and the confusion of learning where to go to fix the problem, I tell you our first 3 days in Limoux have been like a dream.  The drive here was spectacularly beautiful, many of the townsfolk were dancing the Tango on the Place du Republic (aka the town square) when we arrived on Sunday at 7 pm, our apartment is gorgeous and more than perfect, our landlords are incredibly welcoming and helpful, we've almost bought a car, we know where the grocery store is, and we are in the real France where few speak English and the tour

Limoux

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