Halloween 2012 came and went with little celebration. In fact, Phillip and I spent the day in perhaps the place the least likely to celebrate Halloween, Lourdes – a haven for Catholic pilgrims looking for a miracle from sweet Saint Bernadette Soubirous. And this year, a more strenuous work schedule than last year threatened to cut […]
Sure, Paris is glamorous and old and great and renowned and a bit snobby and dearly beloved – but Périgueux is pretty wonderful, too!
Was it really a year ago that I was boarding a plane to France, jumping out of an airplane, signing a lease to a 15th century apartment, and starting my post as an English language assistant with TAPIF? And to think that I almost let the date pass by without even a thought. Then I […]
A peek into my Périgueux home – fifteenth century built, maid’s chamber-sized, in the centre-ville, and very, very loved.
In which I disclose my location after yet another long absence from the blogging world.
Skipping ahead (though I’m still trudging far behind) to January, when the Périgord got its first bit of snow. But that didn’t stop the market from running as usual…more or less.
Within the past month, I’ve been whisked away from my beloved Périgord and have been missing it ever since. The Dordogne is one of the most rural of all of France’s departments – green rolling hills, farmland, vineyards; very much the opposite of where I’ve lived for most of my life.
Early into my stay in the Dordogne, I made it a goal to find the best produce at Périgueux’s bi-weekly market. An easy task, as nearly all of it is very, very good. But when it came to apples, I found that they fell into two categories: the Ariane and every other apple harvested in […]