Painstakingly Renovated – Part Three

THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS   To start, I do not even like the name of a town called Fumel. It is ugly. It makes me think of vile fumes and smoking, since the verb ‘to smoke’ in french is fumer. I am also reminded of purchasing my first home, in Malvern, Pennsylvania. Like any […]

Painstakingly Renovated – Part Two

A FLOCK OF GEESE   During our wonderful month in Lot-et-Garonne, we knew we would love to live there. It is an agricultural area, to be sure, with fields for growing I do not know what yet, that are angular in every way imaginable. It is like a puzzle. They sleep for the winter all […]

All About Sable

I have had black labs named Rachel Dear and Sabrina Faire, and a snow white lab named Truly Scrumptious Stella. All registered AKC names. The current, and most likely last lab, is Bank’s Truly Scrumptious Sable Lining. A big name for a special dog. If you do not have a pet you love, or do […]

A Little Story About A Little Car

When in France, drive a french car. We are on far too many tiny country roads going through tiny country hamlets, and I want to know that if needed, any mechanic will recognize the vehicle. And get parts needed in a timely manner. Which means who knows how long, in France…. We need a car. […]