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Post – Bookends of the Search

peterwebscott:

I have previously blogged about my literary pilgrimages to Proust’s Illiers-Combray (http://wordscene.wordpress.com/2012/11/18/du-cote-de-chez-proust-a-literary-pilgrimage/) and to Montaigne’s Tower (http://wordscene.wordpress.com/2013/10/18/looking-at-the-world-from-the-tower-visiting-montaigne/). It seems odd that there is no explicit reference to Montaigne in A la recherche du…

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Fantasy Bakin’ Boy

Fantasy Bakin’ Boy

Bakery exterior

It’s just gone five o’clock on a cool, dark morning in late August and I have been waiting at the bakery now for nearly half an hour. I’ve knocked on the door, walked round the back and inspected closed shutters with my torch, but there’s no sign of life. Perhaps I got the day or the time wrong.

Then just as I am about to give up, M. Meynard arrives. He’s running about an hour behind. Full of…

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The tears of the winemaker

The tears of the winemaker

M Ley's vineyard

Along the lower Dordogne valley gnarled vines trained on wires stretch out as far as the eye can see like so many fields of hedges. In recent years I’ve lost touch with French wine, my taste buds bludgeoned by supermarket new world offers. Here I’m overwhelmed here by the choice of wines available and the scale of production.

M Ley chateau

Out walking near the village of Lamothe-Montravel where we are…

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2 for 1

A couple of examples from a recent exercise in billboard irony:

2 for 1

2 for 1 -2

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Flooding on the Somerset Levels around Muchelney

Flooding on the Somerset Levels around Muchelney

Just over a year ago I blogged about the floods on the Somerset Levels around Muchelneyfollowing a visit to the village in connection with a project. This year the floods have been worse than ever with many houses, farms and businesses affected since December. People have been forced to abandon their homes to the rising waters and take refuge in temporary accommodation; lives and livelihoods have…

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Olive trees in GreeceA short photo essay on olive tree trunks photographed in one place in the Peloponnese. I have no…View Post

Olive trees in Greece

A short photo essay on olive tree trunks photographed in one place in the Peloponnese. I have no…

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Visiting Ancient Aptera in CreteThe site of Ancient Aptera is in western Crete, not far from Khania, high up on a plateau with…View Post

Visiting Ancient Aptera in Crete

The site of Ancient Aptera is in western Crete, not far from Khania, high up on a plateau with…

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Our friend Vasily moves into self-employmentIn two earlier posts I talked about how we came to know a young Belarusian man (Our friend Vasily –…View Post

Our friend Vasily moves into self-employment

In two earlier posts I talked about how we came to know a young Belarusian man (Our friend Vasily –…

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Moochie’s day as a Class helper
Our friend Vasily - adventures of a Belarusian beekeeper in EnglandIn an earlier post (Our friend Vasily – early contacts) I wrote about how we got to know a very…View Post

Our friend Vasily - adventures of a Belarusian beekeeper in England

In an earlier post (Our friend Vasily – early contacts) I wrote about how we got to know a very…

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