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Summertime and the livin’ is easy, work is abundant and our time is flying by. Alfonz and I are enjoying our new line of work, even though we literally fall into our beds at night. My favourite part of being …

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Oh, have you ever woke up and knew it was going to be a really good day? Bounding out of bed with intense energy, you take on the day with such capacity, you feel nothing can go wrong? If happiness …

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Have you seen this kid riding his bike through the neighbourhood? Capestang has a new boy in town, one with a goal and a determination measured to none! Daniel received a second-hand bike from us when we first got landed …

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  Le Petit Platane Our little French rental apartment is up and running! After 2 coats of primer, plaster and sanding and 2 coats of matte Silver Sage paint and 2 coats of semi gloss Silver Sage paint to cover …

Renovation Progression

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  Pool The guys used a bobcat to take out the big trees from the front yard to make way of our pool and leveled the majority of the grounds. They dug the whole deep enough for a 20 cm …

 

Ascension -Another French Holiday

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Today is the fortieth day after resurrection, claiming to be the day Jesus ascended to heaven. The day marks the end of his life on earth and is celebrated in many Christian communities around the world. We enjoyed a busy …

 

Visitors From CANADA!

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We have our first Canadian visitors! Our family friend Adrian came before the weekend to stay with us to help us through the last of the renovations on our rental apartment and to dig and assemble the pool for the …

 

Making French Crepes

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French crepes are identical to Hungarian Palacsinta! 1-cup flour, 2 well beaten eggs, a pinch of salt, a splash of vanilla, 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 cup soda water or water. Mix all ingredients until it runs smooth, and lighter …

 

Tourism and Creating Jobs – Municipal Election Campaign 2014

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                  After the trees come down and tourism slows, the need arises to build up our attractions , market them and provide services to ensure a future for Capestang in tourism. The …

 

MAYDAY It’s May Day

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Southern France spring brings wild poppies in meadows, new shoots on miles of vines, and the most vibrant greens pocking up in every direction you look. Today is Labour Day! What is May Day in France you might ask? May 1st …

 

Laying Low

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First I wanted to apologize for not keeping up with our posts. We are under some stress, more than the usual moving to a new country may produce and as a result we lay low, but we do have some …

 

Pont du Diable & Hérault River

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The Pont du Diable on the Herault River is a beautiful bridge built by Benedict monks back in the first half of the 11th century. On our way to the Clamouse cave we passed by the astonishing Devil’s Bridge, saw …

 

Capestang Wine Tours

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  Alfonz scouted the area looking for wineries for our Capestang wine tour. Daily, he jumped on his BMW motorbike, now a well known fixture throughout our village and searched for the ideal places to show tourists. Criteria was being …

 

Summer Kitchen Turns Apartment Rental

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Our house came with a name. Les Platanes translated means the Plane trees, a fitting name for a home where the distinctive plane trees with its pale grey-green bark line the roads as well as the Canal du Midi. These …

 

Random Hungarian Pictures

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Happy and Safe Travels, The Hamori Family

 

Barcelona Spain – Day Two

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Tired after our first day sightseeing with the kids in Barcelona on foot, we decide to take a hop on hop off bus tour through the busy streets, hitting all the tourist spots of interest, and getting a good feel …

 

Barcelona Spain – Day One

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  Barcelona Impressions Eclectic buildings and homes, in a wide variety of styles, in a scatter of chaos, somehow make this city beautiful and unique. Modern art, next to traditional statues and heritage sites, a place where music, culture and …

 

French Garden Love

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When I was just a little girl growing up in Duncan British Columbia Canada, my mom showed me how to dig a whole with a little shovel and lovingly place my first marigold in to it. From there she taught me how …

 

Missing you at Christmas

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What is it about the holidays that ignites that flame for childhood comforts? Memories of; tacky shiny tinsel, mandarin oranges, boxed chocolates, cards hung on a string, watching Christmas movies, smelling the turkey roasting and singing holiday carols. Family gatherings, …

 

Our Palm Is Gone, Make Way For A Pool!

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It started with a vision of our family splashing around in a pool, but where? Our garden is far too small unless we take out the shed and the giant palm tree. Last week we said goodbye to the shed, …