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Creating beautiful metalwork structures and objects for inside or outside the home has been the business of husband and wife team, David and Lindsay Low of Ironwood Motif, since April 2005, when they set up their Artist Blacksmith/Ferronnerie d’Art business, Ironwood Motif.

Based in the tiny village of Blars, about halfway between Cahors and Figeac and where they made their perman...  Read More »


Bernard Philippe was born and grew-up in Liege (Belgium), alongside his other studies, he studied cookery at the Ecole Hôtelière de Liège.  Then he spent a valuable year working in Jersey, obtaining all-round industry experience, once back in Belgium, he took the opportunity to expand his horizons and studied International ...  Read More »

What do a motorcycle garage, an art deco lampshade and a glass-cutting diamond all have in common? The answer to this riddle is Delphine Majou! And where can you find Delphine?

The answer to this is in the village of Dausse on the road between Tournon d’Agenais and Villeneuve sur Lot.  Eighteen months ago, Delphine opened her ART BROC CAFÉ and as the name sugg...  Read More »

Convallaria Majalis - Lily of the Valley

Synonymous with the 1st of May, small bunches of lily-of-the-valley (Muguet in French) are given as tokens of affection.  The tradition began (supposedly) in 1560 when the Knight, Louis Girard presented the King with a bunch as a good-luck token for the coming year.  The King then started to present bunches to the ladies of h...  Read More »

David Roland is the new owner at the ever popular L’Auberge de Miramont, Miramont de Quercy, 82190

David Roland originally comes from Castres (81) he studied at the Ecole Hôtelière in Mazamet and then went on to gain experience working in restaurants such as ‘L'Esprit du Vin’ and ‘La Table du Sommelier’in Albi.

Then in 2016 when visitin...  Read More »

It is spring, and people everywhere are getting busy in their gardens. Unfortunately, so are slugs and snails. These pesky gastropods are a nuisance all year round, but in the warm, damp climate of spring, they thrive, and young spring shoots in your ornamental beds and pottagers are particularly vulnerable.

These molluscs are partial to many plants, especially beans, celery, lettuce, p...  Read More »

Beauville – some of its history, life today and what’s on.

Beauville is a small town on the top of a hill in Lot et Garonne – it has a commanding view of the valley below, the chateau has been extensively reconstructed over the centuries, but still commands the valley.  Although not recognised as a formal Bastide (there isn’t any sign of the charter), the to...  Read More »

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