IF your week has been a bit tough then take some time to chill out and enjoy a few of the recent photographs uploaded to the This French Life Flickr pool.
Or why not take a stroll around some of the blog posts I've been reading in the past few days and make a new discovery or two.
A nice haul! « A Slice of Ex-Pat(é)
From time to time, not that often it has to be said, we manage to get out to visit the odd vide grenier. This year, I think we managed around half a dozen. Some are very low key things, maybe a half dozen or so stalls in the smallest of hamlets, and usually held in aid of some village charity or other. Others are huge, with well over 250 stands.
Plant Virginia Creeper for dependable Autumn colour - Landscape Juice
I bought a small Parthenocissus tricuspidata Veitchii in April 2007 at about 75cm in height. My idea was to cover over the end wall of our Gite which is covered in rather a drab grey rendering. I couldn't have begun to imagine it two and a half years later absolutely smothering the wall.
The Tale of a Septic Tank and Spancy Man - Dordogne Doings.. by Scrumbles
It was with some surprise that we received a letter from SPANC (Service Public d’Assainissement Non Collectif) on my birthday, 23rd September to advise us that “Le Technicien du SPANC” (hereinafter referred to as Spancy man) wished to visit to inspect the fosse septic (septic tank) on Monday 19th October at 3pm.
Delpire & Cie at Maison Européenne de la Photographie - VINGT Paris
Robert Delpire is a living hero of photography whose achievements overwhelm the halls of the venerable Maison Européenne de la Photographie. Over fifty years of history are spread throughout four floors, encompassing an astonishing career.
Too Many People - St Bloggie de Riviere
You see a lot of life's rich tapestry inside Leroy Merlin, from the rank amateurs who really have no idea why they are there, to hardened DIY-ers who come prepared with SUVs and trailers to carry off planks of wood, building materials and other essentials to spending time up a ladder/covered in paint/in an uncomfortable position straining muscles you never knew you had.
Marching for Occitan - The Evening Hérault
The latest demonstrations show that Occitan is firmly back on the political agenda, or ought to be. People came from 30 departments across the south of France, and from areas of Italy and Spain where Occitan is still spoken.