Tag Archives: Montfaucon

Back to “real” food — if only for a weekend

Just in case you’ve lost track, I had spinal surgery on Monday, April 14 at an exceptional clinic in Toulouse, and was then transferred by ambulance to another exceptional clinic in the tiny village of Montfaucon on Wednesday, April 30, … Continue reading

Posted in Food, French food, Life in southwest France, Wine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Hospital Food Confidential: Secrets, ideas, tips

Far be it from me to slag all hospital food, whether it’s served in France, North America, or anywhere else. I know it’s a tough job preparing edible food at a reasonable cost for clients who are either ill or … Continue reading

Posted in Food, French food, Life in southwest France, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Physio among the roses

Try as I might, I can’t find a clear and simple definition of roseraie. That’s somewhat maddening since I’m now staying at La Roseraie, a physiotherapy clinic in the village of Montfaucon, in the Lot, about 40 kilometres from home … Continue reading

Posted in Exercise and fitness, Life in southwest France | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Out into the sunshine

Believe it or not, since April 13, I hadn’t been outside a building until yesterday. (That’s if you don’t count the couple of minutes spent being loaded into and then out of the ambulance that brought me here to the … Continue reading

Posted in Life in southwest France | Tagged , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Through the French countryside — on my back

Yes, you read that correctly — it wasn’t “on my bike,” but “on my back.” In fact I was flat on my back in an ambulance, which made for an unconventional view of the countryside as we drove through southwest … Continue reading

Posted in Exercise and fitness, Life in southwest France, Travels in and out of France | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments