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First Came the Plan How do you get from A – B, if A is South Surrey, B.C. Canada and B is an unknown area in southern France? Lists! A big believer in lists, I sat down for about 5 …

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Why do people sing? People sing when they are happy or sad, dying or in labour, old or young, even babies sing. We sing for religious reasons and rites of passage, bottom line, we sing whenever we get the chance because …

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Yes, another stat holiday and no school for the kids! May 8th, 1945 World War II Allies excepted the unconditional surrender of Nazi German armed forces. To commemorate this day, our little community of Capestang paraded through the streets to …

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Market Day, Capestang Rain or shine the people come in droves with satchel in hand to fill at the market. On Wednesday and Sunday’s, located in the town square, the market has a full range of fresh products, and cooked …

Roadschooling Top 10 List

  There’s Road Schooling, Homeschooling and Unschooling, which is the right choice for our travelling family? Our version is a variety of all three, mixed with learning new languages and traditions as we travel around Europe. We have no home, …

 

Capestang Pond Walking Tour – Photo Gallery

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‘At The Head of the Pond, (Au Cap De L’Etang) or Capestang’ I was baffled. What ‘pond’ are they referring to? There is no small body of water resembling a lake in our village…or is there? I occasionally ride my bike …

 

La Grotte de Clamouse

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What is so amazing about going deep into a cave on the side of a mountain? For us it is to imagine just how long it took to form. At La Grotte de Clamouse one part of the cave is …

 

Olonzac Market & Homps Lake

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We had the perfect day. Alfonz rarely plans an outing, but when he does, it usually ends up being something special. First, admitting, I have been very neglectful of the chores around the house. Between work and gatherings with friends …

 

Pescatarian in France?

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                    As part of my ‘40 before 40 goal list’, our family has decided to cut back on meat. We have three families in our life that are good examples on …

 

Top Ten Benefits of Shopping Farmers Markets in France

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                                      The Value of Markets In mid October, Capestang introduced their second Circuit Courte Marche and it was a huge success at …

 

How To Make French Style Mussels

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                    HOW TO: Make French Style Mussels Ingredients 4 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 Large Onions, finely chopped 5 Cloves Garlic 2 Lbs Mussels, cleaned 1 cup Dry White Wine …

 

Hungarian Cabbage Rolls

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1.Cabbage Rolls Start by cutting out the core of a head of green cabbage and putting it hole side down in a big pot of salted boiling water with the lid on. Put on medium high and let boil for about …

 

Beziers and the Nine Steps

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                  We picked up my Canadian friend from  the train station and before heading home to Capestang to make French style mussels, eat piles of cheese and drink a carafe  of local …

 

How To Make Spanish Seafood Paella

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For Alfonz’s birthday on this soggy Sunday, we decided to celebrate indoors with Spanish Seafood Paella. Ingredients Olive Oil 1 Onion finely chopped 1 Red Pepper cored and finely chopped 2 Carrots finely chopped 3 Garlic Cloves Crushed 2 Diced …

 

Bohemian Rhapsody @ Year End Concert, 40 before 40

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  Who doesn’t love Freddie Mercury  and the uber famous song Bohemian Rhapsody. It reminds me when I first saw Wayne’s World when Mike Meyers and Dana Carvey head bashed to the tune, typical 80’s style, as they drove along …

 

A Sunny Winter’s Day – Sète

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      Sète, pronounced set, is a densely populated seaside community with 42,000 inhabitants living on 25 kilometres squared on a peninsula. In comparison Narbonne has a population of 52,000 on 127 kilometers squared. The views from atop of Mont …

 

Carcassonne City & Castle with Kids in Winter

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Tis’ the season to be jolly… Fourteen of us make our way on the 27th of December to Carcassonne to enjoy the children’s activities around the city. Starting out, the older boys skate in the market square for one hour …

 

If you could buy a B&B in Europe, where?

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              I would love this post to be interactive. You are the world travelers’ of our blogging community and what you have to say in reference to these countries is critical, current and valid …

 

Best Trend Ever – Gardens

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Starting a garden is very trendy. It may be a good enough reason to start one. When I look back at all the stupid fads I have seen, I start to think how much I like this particular craze. Famous …

 

Bize- Minervois Along the River Cesse

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  Along the river Cesse between Olonzac and Capestang just North of the D5 lays a little village community called Bize in the Aude region of southern France. We decided to give the river a try after a heat wave …