Tag Archives: France

Starbucks, Mélusine and Me

  The ‘brew-haha’ that recently percolated over the 2015 Starbucks holiday cup reminded me of the ever-popular accusation that Starbucks’s logo depicting the legendary Mélusine is ‘in fact’ a demonic image. Historically represented as a bare-breasted woman with the lower … Continue reading

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…on to Parthenay (Pt. II)

Parthenay: We breezed past Saint Maixent-l’École to get to Parthenay, again approached via a fairly flat ground. Parthenay has a population of about 10,000 and I worried, of course, about driving down a maze of streets to find the hotel, … Continue reading

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On to Lusignan, Parthenay, Fontevraud and Parts beyond, Pt. I

A bit belated post, but here it goes. The lesson: research is often wet rather than dry…. Lusignan: Of course, it had to rain; intermittently, but it rained, a wet autumn for GB and western France. We survived the dozen … Continue reading

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