Archive for July, 2009

A fruitless foray

As it was such a beautiful morning, Jill and I decided to go out for a quick walk in the woods. It would be our first time since we moved here two weeks ago. Obviously, neither of us expected to find anything but, we took the basket just in case. One of the nice things [...]

As it was such a beautiful morning, Jill and I decided to go out for a quick walk in the woods.

It would be our first time since we moved here two weeks ago.

Obviously, neither of us expected to find anything but, we took the basket just in case.

One of the nice things about living in Bains sur Oust is our proximity to the forest. Back at Les Croix, it used to take 40 mintues for me to walk into the forest. Now, don’t get me wrong, I used to enjoy the walk but… here I am just 3 minutes walk from the woods. I think that will mean many more mushrooming forays for me!


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A friend I never knew

It’s strange that I call him a friend, even though I never met him (nor did I ever speak to him, email him or phone him up!) Still, strange as it may be, I count Peter Jordan as a friend. You see, when I first moved to France to start my new and simple life, [...]

It’s strange that I call him a friend, even though I never met him (nor did I ever speak to him, email him or phone him up!)

Still, strange as it may be, I count Peter Jordan as a friend.

You see, when I first moved to France to start my new and simple life, one of the books I brought over with me was The New Guide to Mushrooms by Peter Jordan.

And, as I started to mushroom, it was that book that guided me. It was that book that I read and re-read until I could practically memorise it.

So many times did that book come into the forest with me, I swear it knew its way home better than I did!

Today, as I was working on this site, I had his book on the desk in front of me and I thought that it was about time to email the man and let him know how important his book had become to me.


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