On The Street Where I Live… a challenge

Our friends at Fandango have thrown down the gauntlet. The challenge, On The Street Where I Live. You can visit them at:  https://fivedotoh.com/2018/08/01/on-the-street-where-i-live/  Thank you Fandango. 

“Home is where you feel loved, appreciated and safe.”  – Tracy Taylor

While France may not be the land of my birth, it is the home of my heart.

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Boulangerie (Bakery) not yet open for the evening rush

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Most of the opposite side of our street is the wall dividing between village and the river.

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The old pharmacy is for sale and has much to offer. It would be ideal for a business with residence above.

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The old café is for sale as the new owners moved it down the road so they had more room and plenty of outside space. Upstairs is a working hotel.

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Stop and smell the roses, or whatever else is in bloom and perhaps a sprig of rosemary.

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The bank is to the left but we shall stay on my street.

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Chambre d’hotes and large houses (similar to a bed and breakfast)

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Bibliothèque (Library) During the summer months it also doubles as the Tourist Office.

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War memorial

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Foyer (for indoor events including cinema)

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Small market with gas pumps

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The new café

Alas, it is a long road that I live on. What you see here, barely scratches the surface and at best, I shall hope it tempts you to visit the small villages in France. We have much to offer.

Bisous,

Léa

 

 

 

A walk about in my village

Fleurs des Noël
Fleurs des Noël

A walk about the village.

This time of year and you will discover such things as Fleurs des Noël  which appear to be more of a berry. Claude assures me that they are poison and only for the birds.

There are also the tiny pommes (apples) which are covering gnarled trees. They are about the size of a cherry and I have personally seen them in brown, green and cherry red. The ones in the photo below are a greenish brown. They are edible and have a bland taste. Yes, I did eat one. However, generally, they are left for the animals and birds or for going to seed.

Yes, there are animals about. Fox skulls have been found and there are always game birds, rabbits and of course, the sanglier or wild boar. There are probably others out there but I haven’t come across them. One year when we had a light dusting of snow, I found some tracks on my walk and I was already back inside the village. I sketched a replica of what I had seen and someone confirmed they were sanglier tracks. They say they don’t come into the old village but will come down looking for food to the outer areas. A few minute walk from my house, I am surrounded by pine trees in one direction so we are encased in nature’s embrace. Rue escalier is the way to a staircase that winds upward to the chateau and eglise.

Bisous,

Léa

Une voisine
Une voisine
Claude and Annie head out for a hike
Claude and Annie head out for a hike
pommes minuscules
pommes minuscules
St. Pierre at the top!
St. Pierre at the top!
Villagers
Villagers enjoying the sunshine
Creek from the cascade to the river Berre
Creek from the cascade to the river Berre
Durban Chateau
Durban Chateau
Rue de escalier
Rue de escalier
Tourist
Tourist
Flowers shop and café
Flowers shop and café
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In living colour!
In living colour!