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A Veggie Autumn

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Here’s my take on a veggie Autumn.  The first year we moved here, we were so surprised by how closely the climate mirrors that of the UK. We might perhaps have imagined an endless summer like you might see in an Agatha Christie film, but instead, we have bluster and grey murky days, despite living in South West France. I blame the mountains!

Barbie Time!

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Strangely, we have embraced our new hobby of barbequing very enthusiastically! Monsieur Peskytarian hasn’t been that keen in the past. All that has changed …

Plants for Free by Sue Adams

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Winter is the perfect time for taking hardwood cuttings of some garden shrubs. Sue Adams tells us how to have plants for free.

Don’t Leave Those Leaves

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Sue Adams is a keen gardener and gives some useful advice. In this blog she talks about “don’t leave those leaves” and explains what can be done to turn them into a useful garden attribute.

Are You Being Phubbed?

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Heard of phubbing? Maybe you haven’t come out of your phone long enough to find out? Katie Gardner, a fully-qualified CBT Counsellor, explains the phenomenon and highlights how it can change relationships.

Going to Hospital: The Rendezvous

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Going to see a specialist at a hospital in France involves a carefully choreographed dance to the tune of computer printouts and the rustling of paperwork. In part one of our ‘Going to Hospital’ series, we look at the always-joyful rendevous!

Going to hospital: the forms

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Going to see a specialist at a hospital in France involves a carefully choreographed dance to the tune of computer printouts and the rustling of paperwork. In part two of our ‘Going to Hospital’ series, we look at the pleasures of filling in forms!

Going to hospital: preparing for admission

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Going to see a specialist at a hospital in France involves a carefully choreographed dance to the tune of computer printouts and the rustling of paperwork. In this next piece in our ‘Going to Hospital’ series, we look at how you should prepare for your admission.

Going to hospital: admission

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Going to see a specialist at a hospital in France involves a carefully choreographed dance to the tune of computer printouts and the rustling of paperwork. In part four of our ‘Going to Hospital’ series, we look at what happens when you’re admitted.

Going to hospital: the day of the op

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Going to see a specialist at a hospital in France involves a carefully choreographed dance to the tune of computer printouts and the rustling of paperwork. In part five of our ‘Going to Hospital’ series, we look at what happens on the day of the op.

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