The Last Furlong

Comments on the race of life.

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Christel Leleu-Ferro – Tourrettes Var, artist 2017 Post one

Last year I wrote about Christel Leleu-Ferro – Tourrettes Var

I loved her work in her atelier Figures Vives – so vital. Continue reading

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Claudia Wypych, Tourrettes Var artist, 2017 Post three

My posts are about art I like – the art I saw in Tourrettes Var, in Provence, France.

I liked the art of Claudia Wypych  Continue reading

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Claudia Wypych, Tourrettes Var artist, 2017 Post two

Yesterday, I told you about Claudia Wypych, the artist that has an atelier in Tourrettes Var.

I told you I particularly liked her work.

There were pictures.  Continue reading

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Claudia Wypych, Tourrettes Var artist, 2017 Post one

The artist whose work I have really loved, is that of Claudia Wypych, who has an atelier in Tourrettes Var. Her atelier is called Les Cinq Terres.  Continue reading


Tourrettes Var – 2017

The Furlongs are interested in art. This Furlong loves it because it makes her think and feel stuff. Mr Furlong is interested because he frames pictures. And we both ran an Art Gallery.

Art supported us. Continue reading


How to ruin your holiday with technology

There are some things I am not enjoying.

I thought I’d make a list. Continue reading

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Everywhere is UP or DOWN here

Everywhere is UP or DOWN here. It’s killing my knees! I have always struggled with DOWN. The heat has been draining when we first arrived and I’m eating the wrong food and too much of it. Everything seems an enormous effort! Continue reading

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A chapter of technological accidents

At last, after a blistering email to our mobile phone provider, they set our phones for roaming. So, if there were an emergency – we can phone or text ( but no data). We wandered around for days here trying to get a signal on our phones. It never occurred to me that our phone provider hadn’t unlocked our phones for roaming. I got our son-in-law to phone them and remind them we were in France. But they said I had to phone them myself. It’s amazing how words just pour from my fingertips when I’m angry. My seering email did the trick. Continue reading


Relying on God

The basic need in life – the Internet

Last time we came to France, there was internet in our apartment. But now there is none as apart from us, no one is going to use, or has used the flat more or less the whole year, It’s not worth it to pay thirty to forty Euros every month for something that no one is using. Continue reading

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Fright in the forest

Mr Furlong has a bad relationship with Satnavs. He shouts they are wrong. He shouts”NO” and then does his own thing. Leaving Nice in our duck egg blue/green hired car on a road we partially knew, we got further and further into unknown territory with Mr Furlong shouting “No!” every time Satnav told us to get off the motorway. Continue reading