Rating 10 corresponds to wood which gives the greatest heat per dm3 (litre) and 5 to the wood which only gives half as much heat.
Did you know how the word ‘mascot originated?
The current sanitary crisis has encouraged community initiatives, neighbourly behaviour, kindness and support… but also scams!
In normal years, before Covid changed our lives, this would still not be a good weekend to pop across the border!
A popular and much loved Catalan Christmas figure, this small statue, originally of a pooping peasant wearing traditional floppy red Catalan cap (barretina), crouches with trousers half down, in a ‘toilet’ position, making his small contribution to the land.
Despite lower temperatures, rain, and storms, firemen are still called out several times to deal with winter fires, mainly caused by ‘écobuages’ gone wrong.
Although Covid restrictions mean the Village de Noël has been postponed until next year, there’s still plenty of Christmas cheer to be found in the coastal town of le Barcarès.
Although conjunctions happen every 12 years or so, a Great Conjunction occurs much less frequently – the last remarkable one was in 1623.
Anyone that loves the rocky scenery of the Cote Vermeille will enjoy this popular, short and fairly easy walk.
Did you know that the French charity which most closely resembles Cancer Research UK is La Ligue nationale contre le cancer which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2018?