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Month: July, 2008

ad nauseum soundscape

30 July, 2008 (12:02) | Living in Europe

I’ve been sick the last few days now that I’m back from France – seems all that creamy, yummy non-stop diet wreaked havoc with my intestines and has brought on an inconvenient attack of diverticulitis, a condition I was diagnosed with in NZ that basically means if I don’t eat enough fibre I can get […]

Driving from Bordeaux to Barcelona

25 July, 2008 (02:13) | Living in Europe

On the drive home from Bordeaux to Barcelona I ask Nicole for her quick impression of the party and she replies: “hospitality in perfection…without being formal or intrusive…super relaxed hosts…and fun..with lots of humor and passion for people and food…all the kissing posed a bit of a problem for us people coming from “non-kissing’ countries…sometimes […]

3 Days of Hedonism in Bordeaux

23 July, 2008 (04:50) | Living in Europe

We awake on Friday with a big appetite but no set plan other than in the evening we would stop by for day one of Denise’s three day birthday party, set to climax on Sunday with a roasted lamb. Although I have never been a wine drinker, I figure if ever there was a time […]