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Autumn in the Quercy…

Mists drift past the dripping hills, shrouding the oaks and walnuts in their delicate, damp veils.  As they shift and part shafts of topaz light pierce the scene and a […]

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High Summer In The Quercy…

The dog days of high summer and the heat is on.  Cicadas scream madly from the trees and sunflowers reach for shimmering skies washed of colour. In the markets meanwhile, […]

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May In The Quercy…

May in southern France is like June in England.  Soft air, the first of the season’s brides, markets stuffed with hopeful herbs and leggy tomato plants – and roses, roses […]

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Spring In The Quercy…

Spring is in full flow here in the beautiful Quercy.  The countryside is foaming with blossom.  Rivers of blackthorn, late after the freezing winter have run into the cherry, wild […]

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The Month Of The Truffle…

It’s a strange phenomenon, but as winter loosens its iron grip and the first spring bulbs begin to feel their way into the exhilarating air of a Quercy February, my […]

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The Setting Sun…

The sun sets while stories are read As little ones are readied for bed Tired ones, from swimming and racing the jeep Now at last it is time to sleep […]

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