Robert & Mireille Au Canada

Robert and Mireille have been in Canada almost 5 days now.  Unfortunately the weather hasn’t been exactly cooperative, but that hasn’t stopped them from having a myriad of adventures already.  Even though they could very well stay ensconced in their beach-house on Willows Beach, they have proved to be very independent travelers and have already sallied […]

What Will Robert & Mireille Make of Canada?

  They’re on the plane as I type this…probably somewhere over that   troublesome Icelandic volcano that has been causing us so much grief. Robert – our mystery helper saviour who allowed us to create our wine cellar under the cobblestoned streets of Beaune and his wife Mireille (whom we have never met) are arriving at the […]

The Crepe Express

  This weekend we were priveleged to experience something really quite extraordinary, as well as extremely delicious.  Remember Robert?   This is the friend that Franck met while we were renovating Le Relais du Vieux Beaune while he was renovating Le Baron de la Doucette’sproperty across the street on the rue Rousseau Deslandes.  One thing led to […]

Joyeux Noel in the Spring

Just before Franck left on his BC Road Trip with Robert & Mireille (and All Hell Broke Loose) we rented the French movie “Joyeux Noel” from the library.  It is a movie I have been wanting to watch for many moons.  Not only have I always been intrigued by World War I and II and the people […]

Frenchman in The Rockies

Franck is taking our French guests Robert and Mireille on a good old Canadian Road Trip through Beautiful BC while I hold down the fort at home (that screaming sound you can hear is me). Us Canucks have a damned fine backyard.

Truly Good Wine = Liquid Joie de Vivre (& Liquid French)

  As you can see from yesterday’s post, the wine from Burgundy didnt fail to cast its magic over us Canucks.  Robert brought Franck and I and my parents each a magnum of Claire’s wine, produced in the village of Magny-les-Villers, where La Maison des Deux Clochers is located.  Franck and I can rarely resist opening a […]

Spring Has Sprung…but Not in France

Spring has finally Sprung here in Victoria for the enjoyment of all – especially our French visitors Robert & Mireille. As I type this, as a matter of fact, Robert is out fishing for halibut with my Dad and Franck on a sparkling blue Pacific ocean with crystal clear mountains as a backdrop. The same […]