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A SIMPLE, DOWN TO EARTH, HANDS-ON, SELF-RELIANT LIFE #ONTHEMOUNTAIN

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A Sunday afternoon walk around our village lake
9 months ago

A Sunday afternoon walk around our village lake

By  •  travel, grenoble, live

As I was preparing the pictures for this post yesterday, I wasn’t sure whether to make a simple post with pretty pictures to show the beautiful valley we live in. …
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Fort Barraux and a local art exhibition
1 year ago

Fort Barraux and a local art exhibition

A while ago I found out that next to the place where I’m having my – much talked about – sewing classes, there was a pottery studio. As I always …
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Open farm weekend in France – visit plant-nurseries
1 year ago

Open farm weekend in France – visit plant-nurseries

By  •  travel, garden, grenoble

When we first arrived in France I had big troubles finding plant nurseries or garden centres around Grenoble or in the Isere region. I have told you this before. I …
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Workshop: foraging wild edible plants at la ferme Lespinasse
2 years ago

Workshop: foraging wild edible plants at la ferme Lespinasse

You might have guessed, based on my dandelion recipes (syrup and capers), lilacs jelly, and our participation in a wild edible plants workshop in the Netherlands, that I’m quite interested …
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Les Forges et Moulins de Pinsot
2 years ago

Les Forges et Moulins de Pinsot

We visited Les Forges et Moulins de Pinsot during European Museum Night. It was very much worth the drive up the mountain, and therefore I wanted to share it with …
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Buying compost in bulk around Grenoble
2 years ago

Buying compost in bulk around Grenoble

By  •  garden, grenoble

I’ve been cultivating our kitchen garden in France since 2013. This will be our third year. It will be the first year that it will be properly composted as I …
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Painting classes in Grenoble at L’atelier le Temps des Couleurs

By  •  make, grenoble

Being an expat or a short-term migrant in a new country is not always easy. One of the things that I find very difficult to cope with, is not being …
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Le funiculaire de Saint Hilaire du Touvet
3 years ago

Le funiculaire de Saint Hilaire du Touvet

Last weekend was filled with a few of the last days this fall that felt like summer. With the thermometer showing 26 degrees in the morning and 23 …
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Robert Doisneau exhibition and postcards
3 years ago

Robert Doisneau exhibition and postcards

By  •  grenoble

Last year we visited a photo exhibition in Grenoble which was centred around photographer Robert Doisneau. He was a French photographer that was born at the beginning of the 20th …
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Marché des Créateurs de Grenoble – craft market in Grenoble
3 years ago

Marché des Créateurs de Grenoble – craft market in Grenoble

By  •  make, grenoble

Ever since we moved to the Grenoble area I’ve been surprised by the lack of publicly organised creative activities (that I find interesting). I must admit that I haven’t been …
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