Arrived safe, ish

Wish you where here ?

After an 8 hr 45 minute drive I arrived safely at the house of my friend Hervé Boitel in the Tarn department.

I drove through a mixture of heavy rain and bright sunshine, yet again wishing I had a co driver.

We have to make the best of what we have don’t we?

I stopped en route at the Aire de Vendee and as it was raining in fair imitation of a tropical downpour and chilly too, I ignored my salmon and mayo sandwiches and treated myself to a nice hot meal.

My mostly very good driving record was blotted for me by my car being side swiped in heavy traffic on the Bordeaux periferique by a driver who did not stop.

That will set me back 90 € for the damage excess on my insurance …

Such is life, I’m shipshape and the car will benefit from a respray on that side.

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Driving in France

While driving South in France yesterday from Brittany, I passed Saint Emilion, one of my favourite places to paint. Saint Emilion, a great place to make paintings is for many people Saint Emilion France personified. Saint Emilion is classified as ‘une Petite cité de caractère’ is also justifiably the most famous name for red wine. … Read more

Tooo much rain?

Toooo much rain ??? I am preparing to drive South on Monday to real sunshine and sunflowers To Toulouse, ‘The Rose City’,  and the glorious Tarn, join me if you wish or follow my blogs. This charming painting was made on location in the heart of L’Occitane, the Gaillac region of southern France, a region long … Read more

Important?

This might be important :
App to Warn Users of #Coronavirus Cases.
A new Israeli app can instantly tell users if they have crossed paths with someone known to have been infected with the coronavirus.
For more info try searching “#HaMagen”, #Israel.
In Hebrew Ha magen translates as ‘The Shield’.

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L’Occitane

Today I was asked one of those questions that
1. is so good I’d thought it should be shared.
2. I only know part of the answer so maybe you can tell me more?
My good friends of many years Sue and Edwin Morton who live in Canada asked, or at least, Edwin asked “isn’t Occitainie an administrative region in France? May have the ranking wrong”.
Sunrise 6 August
I responded with :

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