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After a few 'unwanted and unnecessary e-mails I'm sorry, but to place a comment you will now have to become a 'FOLLOWER" - People can be and are nasty creatures.
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Due to poor health, I have decided to use this site mainly, and the site below for some of my postings....just click on it and choose the article to read from the list!
I'm to be found on 'Facebook' as 'Ian Mitchell' and......
I've started using "Twitter" (mr le Marquis) much more, and you can be a part of it. On all my Websites you'll find, somewhere (generally at the top of the page) "Twitter Updates"- This gives you links to click on which will take you to interesting things....Try it!
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A little trip through life

Come and take a little trip with me - through my life and with a few other people as well.....You can listen to the music if you don't like the photos....!
Jan/ian (Mr le Marquis - Iwmpop ) Personal Slideshow: Ian’s trip from Le Creusot, Burgundy, France to Nîmes was created by TripAdvisor. See another Nîmes slideshow. Create your own stunning slideshow with our free photo slideshow maker.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

a year already.

  Guess what - yep, a whole year has almost gone round, already! Not celebrated a great deal in France, except in those areas where many 'ex-pats' are to be found, I can happily do without it! I recall as a 'wee bairn' in Scotland, even my parents, Ministers of Religon in a very strict Protestant/Evangelical 'caste' permitted and took part in, celebrations within the Church premises, with pumpkins, apple 'dunking' various other traditional stuff, which even then I found to be stupid!
I think the real thing about Halloween is to be found here:
Only when I left those hallowed shores with the white cliffs...did I find out all about 1 November - in UK 'All Saints Day' and in Europe too, except mainly in Europe this is a Religious festival - secular only in the sense that the graves are cleaned and chrysanthemums (mainly) - to be bought outside the cemetries - are placed.

at Vauvert.
In fact, for me, this the start of what I call the 'month of the dead'
because from here on, the whole month of November is just one thing after another. 1st November then 11th November, the various War Memorials, and other things.
This link gives a lot of information relating mainly to USA and UK

In Germany, the 'Martinsgans' (Martins Goose) brightens it all up a little, but, in general it is a dreary month held together with a dreary sky......!
I'm happy when it's over, but....who knows...maybe I should play the Loto in November.....?

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