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Jul 4, 2011 - A Day In Gray And A Happy Birthday

July 4, 2011 One of the most beautiful aspects of staying at Fouvent-le-Haut is the ringing of the church bells in the cathedral immediately above the house. If you look at the pictures, you will see that the church is situated on a hill right above the house. The bells ring in a varying rhythm on the quarter hour, while gonging the full hour at the top of the hour (logical, n’est pas). At 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. they provide a complete chorale of cascading sounds that have to be heard. The other morning sound we hear is the song birds...

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Jul 3, 2011 - Just An Average Day In Paradise

July 3, 2011 Brenda and Penny woke up with a craving for some exercise and took a long walk to the next village, Roche, in the cool but sunny morning air. While we waited for their return James and I made a breakfast of Peter’s homemade bread, leftover rosti, bacon bits and poached eggs. It was a non-traditional breakfast for the Swiss but one we would consider everyday breakfast fare. James told us that the Swiss would consider this more of an evening meal. James and I undertook to haul some logs and debris out of the mill pond so that...

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Jul 1, 2011 - Fouvent-le-Haut

July 1, 2011 For Canada Day, we were travelling to Rosmarie’s “weekend house” in Fouvent-le-Haut, France. We were packed and out the door at 9:00 a.m. for the 200 km drive through the Swiss and French countryside. I followed Penny and Rosmarie in our rental car and we enjoyed a pleasant 3-hour trip over the Jura Mountain range into France where the road took us through rolling fields and too many small villages to name. The villages all consisted of stone houses hundreds of years old with histories we could only imagine. Our arrival at the...

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