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June 16th in Capestang France was a day to celebrate the arts. With activities for children of all ages throughout the day and throughout the village, different venues entertained Capestang on this beautiful sunny Sunday. Our friends brought their children …

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Kart racing is an open wheel motor sport. Go Karts drive around scaled down circuits and is where most professional racecar drivers start their careers. Over a decade ago, I saw a coupon on the notice board at work giving …

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To appreciate Mother Nature in all her forms, gardening is a celebration of creation. Watching and nurturing seeds to sprouts, the stages plants go through until they flower and lastly give fruit: is a lesson in patience and love.  Gardening …

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Top Ten Places To Visit In Budapest Hungary Budapest is known as the little Paris of Eastern Europe, although it seems pretty central to me. Here are our family’s top picks for where to go and what to see during …

Showing Mom The Mediterranean

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Mom finally reaches the Mediterranean Sea. Here is a photo post of our latest adventure with my mommy, who is visiting from 100 Mile House BC Canada. We took Mom exploring. Since my mother arrived, Daniel got sick and with …

 

Search South France 4 Home

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  When you think of France, what image appears? These pictures sum up France to me from our visit, as well as the 3 photos on the end of this post. Here we wait for our flight, trying to figure …

 

I am Canadian and I Blog.

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  I am Canadian. And I Blog. Some of you have noticed that I talk differently from the majority of the English speakers in the Languedoc. In a million years, I never would have guessed, that my English and not …

 

Pour vivre heureux, vivons caches. To live happy, you must live in secret

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Envy is the art of counting the other fellow’s blessings instead of your own. ~Harold Coffin   Envy is the emotion you feel when you measure yourself up to the idea of what another person may be and you fall …

 

Crêpe Day France

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Today, February 2nd is a special day in France. Candlemas is the day the Virgin Mary was aloud to reenter the church after giving birth to the Son of God and present baby Jesus. In those times after delivery, a …

 

Pumpkin Patch – Top Fruits Argeliers-France

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  Fall brings beautiful colours, cool evenings and crunching leaves under foot while strolling along the Canal du Midi. The canal boats are parked along her shores, most retired for the year, under guard of the plane trees. The feeling …

 

Daniel’s New BMX

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  Every parent has moments of sheer pride and beaming admiration for their children accomplishing something that wasn’t easy for them. Daniel has been delivering bread from Au Palais des Saveurs Boulangerie the bakery in the square, each morning before …

 

40 Before 40 List Complete ? Happy Fortieth Birthday

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December 14th 2013 is my 40th birthday, and I dedicated the last year of my thirties to complete a wish list of things I want to do before turning the big four-oh!   My list changed, evolved, and grew as …

 

Capestang 2014 Boat Show – Canal du Midi

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                    2014 Boat Show for the luxury Barge Companies was held in our lovely village of Capestang. Over a dozen barges set up along the shores displaying some of the most …

 

Ginestas, Swing Easy & L’Anais Restaurant

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Leaving Canada for France in under 10,000 words

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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 …

 

Capestang’s International Choir

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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 …

 

Capestang Car Show

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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 …

 

Market Day Capestang France

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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 …