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« Reply #390 on: 14 July, 2016, 09:27:28 PM »

Not strictly Appia, but an interesting day .......

The "Tour" was very close this year so we organised a voisins' (neighbours) picnic at the side of the road, with "Henrietta" the HY van going early and securing the spot, carrying the chairs, tables etc. The others arriving later via a vineyard track. I was hoping to take the Appia but too many children to safely squeeze into the car - hey, ho - next time I will take the furgoncino with them all locked in the back !

Great day out, but in the background we saw that there was a fire in the countryside, not unusual at this time of the year, however as we returned home it rapidly became apparent that it was VERY close to home

The next photos were taken from our garden looking towards our vines (behind the hill) - the fire got as close as 200 yards before the "Canadairs" hit it with flame retardant and thousands of gallons of seawater.

The 'planes were amazing. They were so low you could see the pilots' faces. They came in time after time, hitting the edges of the fire. With the fire, the smoke and the noise of the planes it could have been war ......

Mercifully, no one was hurt. A few houses were damaged, 500 acres of woodland burnt, a couple of hundred people evacuated. We had our bags packed, but nothing more serious

It will take a few years before it all looks "normal" again, maybe never quite the same, but nature sorts itself out

We live in a village of 400 souls however it is never boring , it would make a great TV series - 'Mailhac-enders" or "Minervation Street"


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« Reply #391 on: 14 July, 2016, 10:19:44 PM »

Gee, 200 yards is mighty close regarding a forest fire, good to see it was dealt with efficiently! Bar the Deux Cheveux casualty!


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« Reply #392 on: 15 July, 2016, 09:25:56 AM »

That is close! Wonder what the cause was? The T de F is fun to watch- a long build up then all over in a rush of motorbikes and colour. Plus yesterday, the unusual sight of Chris Froome running up Mont Ventoux.
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« Reply #393 on: 15 July, 2016, 10:16:43 AM »

That is close! Wonder what the cause was? The T de F is fun to watch- a long build up then all over in a rush of motorbikes and colour. Plus yesterday, the unusual sight of Chris Froome running up Mont Ventoux.
It used to be even better when the cars the organisers used were Lancias!
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« Reply #394 on: 21 July, 2016, 12:52:21 PM »

Alas for the 2CV! - or was it merely exhumed by the fire?
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« Reply #395 on: 21 July, 2016, 04:29:06 PM »

Simon's already dragged it to his workshop. He'll be driving it next week.
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« Reply #396 on: 01 August, 2016, 01:59:16 PM »

Finally we have our wine available , so an excuse for a tenuous link .......

The Syrah label and box are the same colour as the Appia !

We were hoping to call the wine "Clos Aurelia" , using Mathilda's middle name (no, it's not "Clos" !) but had an objection from a Co-operative in Province, so we are now, officially and without objection:

                                             "Domaine La Tasque"

Next thing is to make up adhesive/magnetic logos for the furgoncino ......

PS - A big thank you to our very own Stan Sweet for designing our label - THANKS !


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« Reply #397 on: 15 September, 2016, 07:48:04 PM »


Thanks to our "membership secretary" and "special tools and press officer" for their help during the recent vendanges .....

Difficult year for us, NO rain and very hot, so tiny harvest .....

Interesting line-up outside the winery, '72 R60 tractor, Ercole (being tested by Sarah) , Citroen HY, R4 Rodeo - the Appia was tucked away for the day due to limited grape-carrying capacity


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« Reply #398 on: 15 September, 2016, 07:59:58 PM »

And our Delta Gt i.e. was parked down the road due to local congestion!
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« Reply #399 on: 28 September, 2016, 04:55:49 PM »

Brought the Appia out of "storage" and put "Orangina" away for the winter, still hot during the day but rain (hopefully) forecast for the weekend, her job is done for the summer

Nice job today was to run the Cabrio interior up to St Chinian (beautiful area, excellent wines) for an upholsterer to look at. He does pretty much any kind of upholstery and trimming - chairs, cars boats, horses etc

The business was started by his great grandfather in 1896 and is called "Maison Simon" so it's a good start, and is now lined up for Jan/Feb 2016 - must find some nice leather ......

Appia ran beautifully as always



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« Reply #400 on: 28 September, 2016, 05:53:15 PM »

Just had a look at his website - he does do everything. He even does car hoods. How's the hood on the cabriolet?
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« Reply #401 on: 29 September, 2016, 05:57:15 PM »

I do hope you find some suitable leather. The stuff commonly used these days just doesn't look right and to my mind spoils so many classic car retrims. It has the wrong texture, too soft and with a finely stippled surface, and has an inappropriate, slightly matt finish.
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« Reply #402 on: 22 November, 2016, 07:28:45 AM »

Not the everyday Appia, but my other everyday transport and an excuse for a nice autumn photo taken yesterday ..... 

Ploughing so that the soil is de-compacted and the winter rains can soak in

The Appia is running nicely though doing her usual shopping and other chores !


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« Reply #403 on: 04 December, 2016, 06:06:06 PM »

Not even a tenuous link ...... just a picture of "Life in La France Profond"

Sausage making and Foie gras - the ducks are remarkably unperturbed, but they don't have long left. The sausages were still running around on Thursday - it's very different to Sainsbury's

An observation, not a comment





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« Reply #404 on: 05 December, 2016, 01:03:32 PM »

'Life in La France Profond' or Sainsbury??? Now there's a difficult decision!!!

Thank you for posting this Simon.

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