Travel in France - Visit Paris In spring time, when the air is filled with the scent of blossom, Cote D'Azure where summer is long and lazy and never too hot. As Christmas draws closer, the markets are selling crèpes, hot chestnuts, mulled wine, fresh truffles, and foie gras so prized by epicures the world over. See the many châteaux that make up the architectural heritage of France. Prehistoric man, the Gauls, the Romans, the Franks all came here and settled, come and find a past that still lives on today. A holiday in France will be one of the most rewarding and exhilarating experiences.
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The people of Daglan never cease to surprise me with their friendliness. Yesterday we were given a Potjie pot by one of our neighbours. We have seen these wonderful pots on display in many antique markets here in the Perigord so we are so thrilled to be given one by Michael yesterday.
The Potjie is a traditional cast iron pot which dates back to the iron age when humans learned to cast iron into vessels of different shapes and sizes for a variety of purposes. These pots developed a sense of mystery and magic in the 1500’s when they were linked to witches and druids. They are called witches cauldrons today in many areas of England. The Potjie pot also brings to mind cannibals and the name “missionary pot.” Say no more!
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