Monthly Archives: March 2023

My latest hang-out

For several years, I drove to a spa near Gourdon a few times a week for exercise classes in the spa’s large pool. But as time went on, it became obvious that the place was being neglected — tiles were … Continue reading

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When a fireplace goes ballistic

In our main living room, we have a poêle à bois, or log-burner, that provides a nice, quiet source of heat during the winter season. But once a year, it’s the source of an incredibly loud, piercing noise that is … Continue reading

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