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"I would like to see people more aware of where their food comes from. I would like to see small farmers empowered." Anthony  Bourdain I drove along the winding dirt road outside our village. The busy street disappeared behind me, and...
"Every good act is charity. A man's true wealth hereafter is the good that he does in this world to his fellows." -  Moliere. Forget Me Not – "La Ligue Contre Le Cancer" Charity Fundraiser Sue Jones has a passion for charity...
Living in Budapest part time does not give me any credentials on the economy, the politics or anything of that sort. What I have noticed as someone that frequents Budapest since an early age is that since they became a...
Arguably the most picturesque village in the Languedoc-Roussillon, Roquebrun village with a population of just 550, clings to a cliff, over looking the Orb River. A viaduct bridge beautifully completes the French scene, making this township in Herault a...
        'There is no love sincerer than the love of food.' George Bernard Shaw Cooking is science. Cooking is art. Finding the right combination of ingredients to make a dish exactly right, taking the time to create comforting home-cooked meals from...
Visit the Office of Tourism located along the Canal du Midi in Capestang. Ask them for the 'At The Head of the Pond' walking tour brochure. At The Head of the Pond, (Au Cap De L’Etang) or Capestang, turns out to...

French TO DO List

Planning our life in France, we made a simple list and followed it to the letter until our day of departure, ticking off the completely tasks. First Came The Plan   The last part of our story, moving to France, is knowing...
                      Of all the stupid things I have ever done, this takes the cake. I was on my computer, as many of us are first thing in the morning, when I was writing about world peace, an alternative fuel source for...
Beziers is growing on me. I didn't like it throughout the winter, it seemed grey and grungy to me. Then the floral markets started up and the locals emerged from hibernation and the city came alive right before my...

Sound of Music

The hills are alive with the sound of music! Julie Andrew's beautiful voice has been going around in my head since our visit to Germany! Our family intended to go forward to Switzerland from Germany, but got some bad...
To protect the town and the restaurant's good name, we have decided to make this a general post. To be fair, our language is not the best, and we could have mistakenly ordered an item we were not wanting....
busy bees in capestang

Busy Bees As We’s

We started a new business! Alfonz and I, after many hours of contemplation and discussion decided on a form of income. The business plan is underway with firm dates set with bankers and accountants. It was interesting how the idea...