Snow today

How do the Tarnais cope with snow?

Snow today in the Tarn. 2″ since 09.00. I am very glad to have my marine thermal under garments on!  The snow should make for some good photography. Paint outside? You must be joking?

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11.11

This year at Verdun the French put on a very impressive commemoration, tasteful, meaningful.

If anyone wants to know what makes modern Europe tick,

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"Vagrant off the Needles", only 3 left!

Stock control. “Vagrant off the Needles“, see http://www.frickers.co.uk/marine-art/vagrant_needles.html, only 3 left!

A beautiful limited signed, numbered edition of an elegant  schooner the famous Nathaniel Hershoff built at New York U.S.A.

Vagrant off the Needles” was the first of my paintings to go into print thanks to Helen Swaby of De Montfort Fine Art http://www.demontfortfineart.co.uk/
Following a recent enquiry here,

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Halloween is or was the pagan festival for the dead?

Castelnau de Montmiral is one of the last places I’d expect evil spirits. It is a beautiful, tranquil ancient hill top “Bastide” village. One of Les Plus beaux villages de France.

If there are any evil spirits

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Gold turns brown, the credit crisis, wine or dolphins?

Gold turns brown, an oblique reference to the credit crisis, dolpins or to wine?

An amusing French expression much used at Castelnau de Montmiral at present. Tous les jours ce n’est pas du temps de saison – all and every day it is not the weather for the season.

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