Category Archives: COVID-19

Excursions d’été: Le Sud-Ouest

Our final summer trip was to southwestern France, specifically the Béarn and the Pays Basque. They look very similar geographically: hilly, verdant, home to loads of sheep, surrounded by the Pyrénées mountains. The Béarn, however, does not have a foot … Continue reading

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Le déconfinement

The sea was shining brilliantly early this morning when I ventured down for a look. Under normal circumstances, there would be swimmers in the water, but, in this seventh week of confinement, the sea remained unperturbed. I crossed the street … Continue reading

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Point de Situation (update)

  Today’s menu item was chicken stroganoff. It’s never been a favorite, and I associate it with cheap meals cooked up in university housing, but I had leftover sour cream from my previous, more typical household menu item, a Persian … Continue reading

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Le Couvre-feu

  Day Four of the strict confinement against the spread of COVID-19 saw restrictions tightened again. Because some people somewhere on this coast did not respect the social distancing guidelines, all beaches were closed yesterday. On my walk this morning … Continue reading

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Le Mise au Jour: the update

The “confinement strict” is for two weeks.  It can be extended, of course. It goes into effect at noon today. These are some of the rules and provisions: You must not go outside unless it is for food, medication or … Continue reading

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