January is the coldest month of the year but it presents a real challenge: very little is growing, the branches are bare, the spring bulbs are just peeping up and one can see the bare bones of the garden.
This walk, exploring the Forêt d’Argelès, starts by leaving the D914 at junction 13 and at the roundabout follow the sign for Mas Cristine…
Normally when you are “invited” to visit the Police in France, you do this with a little trepidation. My invite however was to join the CRS, Secours en Montagne, on one of their avalanche, search and rescue, retraining or “recyclage” days.
This morning the GBP/EUR exchange rate is trading in the region of €1.1038 and the GBP/USD exchange rate is fluctuating around $1.2648. GBP/AUD is achieving AU$1.7934 while GBP/NZD is trading at NZ$1.8851.
At the time of writing (November 2018) Britain is still part of the EU, and UK citizens are NOT required to have a Carte de Séjour. However, many ex pats living in France are taking the safe option and applying for the Carte de Séjour now.
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I’ve just got back from lunch-time Collioure on New Year’s day where the sun shone from a china-blue sky, festive holiday crowds bustled, families and their dogs promenaded….
YOU MIGHT SAY……
Bonne Année !Bonne année et bonne santé….. Je te/vous souhaite une joyeuse année Tous nos (mes) voeux pour la nouvelle année Bonne et Heureuse Année Joyeuses fêtes ! Meilleurs vœux ! Que tous tes/vos voeux se réalisent en 2017
A santon (coming from the Provençal santoun or “little saint”.) is a small figurine, usually made out of clay and used in nativity scenes.
If you have an Intermarché loyalty card, don’t forget to cash it in before the end of December (Carrefour) or end of February (Intermarché) or else you will lose all.