Monthly Archives: April 2016

Pastel in Toulouse – “the more you sleep the more you earn”.

Celtic Britons knew about Pastel (isatis tinctoria – woad) in Queen Boadicea’s time and used it, according to Caesar, to paint their bodies to look fierce in battle. This plant, which grows wild in the countryside of the Lauragais and … Continue reading

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Heading west – just. A hesitant start to the boating season.

We are back on board after spending two weeks over Easter with family and friends in England. Our trip back from Heathrow started with delays caused by a now ubiquitous ‘French air traffic control strike’ but we arrived only an … Continue reading

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