Predator crisis leads to calls from anglers for urgent action

17 Jul

IRATE anglers have been up in arms about the damage being done to our fishing by mass predation, and have called for urgent action before its too late.

FJC6FN Cormorant (Phalacrocorax Carbo) drying wings perched on a no fishing sign in Chichester harbour. Ironic image humorous caption contest material.

Author and river fishery owner John Bailey gave a powerful speech about predator issue to the Barbel Society annual show. …Continue reading »

Where to see tapestries in Paris

17 Jul

A tribute to tapestries – two Paris museums are offering fascinating expositions that highlight this beautiful art form. Musee de Cluny After being closed for four months, the Musee National Cluny reopens on July 14 and presents “Magiques Licornes.” The exposition examines the depiction of unicorns through the centuries, in manuscripts, sculpture, tapestries, photographs and […]

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Win a copy of Eight Months in Provence by Diane Covington-Carter

16 Jul

Win a copy of this book that’s written from the heart, a charming tale that’s easy to read. An inspiring “it’s never too late”, feel good memoir that will sweep you along on the author’s journey as she finds herself in the France of her dreams. For thirty years, Diane Covington-Carter dreamed of living in […]

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Happy 14 July and bon weekend from football mad France!

14 Jul

Bonjour! Hope you had a good week. Bonne Fête Nationale! Happy 14 July! It’s a national holiday in France, us English speakers call it Bastille Day but in France it’s called La Fete Nationale and they say “joyeux quartorze Juillet”. It’s a day for celebration, fireworks, parades, flea markets and of course food – long lunches […]

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