Café culture

Café Culture series, a new painting. 30.5 x 40.5 cm (12″ x 16″) so fresh it’s not even on my website yet. Café des Sports proprietor Madame Roberte Pataluch, a French national treasure, an institution. Bordeaux Paintings Series : ‘Discovering The Famous Wine Villages of Bordeaux’, France, The World’s Most Renowned Wine Region. The Café … Read more


I left a sunny warm Théhillac in some haste, to arrive safely at Brest. Later we went and plucked plums in the rain, for jam making, then had a long walk around the port with it’s many shops and restaurants.  I noticed the commercial part of the port is reviving. Brest, home of the dashing ‘Goélette’ La … Read more

Wine Musuem – 'inVINcible VIGNEron'

VVM_21.03.14_IMG_9906.JPG_d.JPGThe ‘inVINcible VIGNEron’, Broze near Gaillac, Tarn, and a new very special painting…

“Unique in France” said Bertrand de VIVIES, Conservateur du Partrimone, Mairie de Gaillac.
I’ve just returned from a meeting at the new museum ‘inVINcible VIGNEron’, opening 10 April, story, photos, diorama on my blog soon.

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France, new two-way speed cameras in unmarked cars

Two-way speed cameras go live in France in unmarked cars just in time fore the Toussaint holiday.This follows discussions proposing many speed limits are cut by 10 kph 

The new mobile speed cameras will be able to catch speeding vehicles in either directions – to pass at speed in either direction means you are ‘nicked’… 

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Foggin cold

My grandmother who did not speak excellent Engrise, one winter evening, trying to be chatty with my Father who had just returned from school said to him, “it’s foggncold outside“…

Unfortuneately I missed the vernissage of the new exhibition, “Images, Imprimees, Expo”,  by the artist Claire Soissons because it was foggncoldExpo_JourDeFete_A4_b.jpg

Fortunately the exhibition continues until the 3rd of February, details below.

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