Blogging Up The Works

Friday, October 20, 2017

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Todays visits

Narbonne Cathedral.

Jacqueline Riu. For M's benefit not mine.

And a walk along The Canal du Robine.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

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Where we went today

Dali Theatre-Museum. More in a minute!

The City Arms. Luncheon was taken here. Not the best place ever but better than some of the reviews state.

Ok, Back to the first link. I have to expand a bit. As the young people say on that there Facebook - O! M! G!. Now I'm no great art expert. I like what I like and I don't mind a bit of Dali. I grew up with a large print of Swans Reflecting Elephants on the lounge wall as it was my mother's favourite picture. She just thought it was very clever. It costs 14€ to go in and it is worth every cent. It also gets you in to his jewellery exhibition of pieces he made few of which will have heard of his prowess in that direction. We spent over two hours in the main museum and I need to spend a lot more time there. I enjoyed looking at all the stuff but I just had an incredible feeling of being overwhelmed that drawings and paintings he made were right in front of me.

I could wax lyrical for hours about different bits but I won't for which you will be mightily relieved I'm sure, but if you ever get the chance to visit and you have even the slightest interest in him YOU MUST GO!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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Places we visited on purpose but probably won't bother ever again.

Cerbere - The last town in France.

Portbou - The first town in Spain.

Llanca The first decent sized town in Spain.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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La Plage Aux Mouettes where we had lunch.

Chateau Royal where we visited this afternoon.

La Vieille Cave where we had dinner.

Monday, October 16, 2017

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A slight change of how this is done for the next 5 days as we are on holiday but still as a weblog.

http://www.hlecatalan.com/en where we are staying

http://www.hlecatalan.com/en/restaurant-le-miradou where we ate tonight.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

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Most of my dictionaries are in storage. I have dictionaries of different languages, dictionaries of phrases, dictionaries of fables, the odd thesausus and an Etymological dictionary. They aren't anything I look at regulary but I like to have them around and sometimes I will spend half an hour reading through them for the fun of it. But I suppose like many reference works, the physical is losing out to the online. My present choice of an etymological dictionary is

ETYMONLINE.

This seems quite comprehensive (adjective 1610s) and trustworthy (adjective 1791), which is what you want.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

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The area just to the south of us is prime walking country. In fact last weekend I had 6 mates over from the UK for a couple of days walking. The weather was sunny and in the low 20s and we had a great time. We found the walks on the following site

Walks of the Audoise Pyrenees.

Over the next few months I am going to do my best to get through some if not all of them. As I sit here, I think I might even blog about them. But knowing me I won't quite get round to it. Anyway, there are some nice photo's on the site of the sceney in this area. If i don't make it round them at least I'll know where I would have been!