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A holiday souvenir

Sep 30th, 2010 | By | Category: Personal Columns

Another stay in France comes to an end; an odd experience to be without our children, now at university and boarding school.  The best holiday memories will always be with them; without their presence, one wonders about the purpose of the trip.

In the summer of 1999 we rented an old farmhouse in a hamlet deep in the French countryside.  A triangle of towns gave options for shopping, restaurants and markets: Sainte Foy in the department of the Gironde to the north; Duras in Lot et Garonne to the south-west; …