Within thirty-six hours of my first visit to Esperaza in 2007, I had bought an old butcher’s shop, on an old street in an old town.
Can you travel too much and suffer from The Travellers’ Curse? Perhaps I am! The Travellers’ Curse, as it is widely known is a curious phenomenon. I was minded to think about it after reading a piece in a blog that I follow. The Travellers’ Curse, appears in many variants, and this is but one. […]
Well, it is pretty well impossible to describe the local wine festival, but I shall give it a try. Firstly, some history. The Sieur d’Arques winery in Limoux has been making a lot of wine for a very, very long time; sparkling wine has been around the region since 1531. Much of it wonderful, some […]
For reasons that I am still unable to quite explain, I bought an old butcher’s shop in Esperaza, a small market-town in the upper Aude Valley a couple of years ago, and try to get back here as often as possible; it is not exactly simple, living as I do in Winnipeg, but I do […]