Limoges Porcelaine – Emil Madesclaire


I was wondering if there is anyone out there who might be able to shed some light on the history behind this serving dish/tureen. It was given to us as a present but we didn’t pay much attention to the makers mark at the time. We are doing a bit of spring cleaning and de-cluttering… Continue reading Limoges Porcelaine – Emil Madesclaire

Limousin, France – Day 9


Day 9 turned out to be a bit of a mixed bag. One of our happy band of travellers wanted to send an email a family member based in the US. The email had been written but, due to the fact that the gite was pretty much a dead zone for wifi and mobile technology,… Continue reading Limousin, France – Day 9

Limousin, France – Day 4


It’s Monday morning and I’ve made the run to Massaret for fresh bread. French bread is wonderful but it doesn’t stay fresh for long. But that’s OK because I get to meet all these friendly people. Everyone says “Bonjour” when they meet you in the street or inside the boulangerie. Then “Au Revoir” when either… Continue reading Limousin, France – Day 4

Limousin, France – Day 1 & 2


Day 1 Consisted of an early start, 06:00, to drive up to the “chunnel” terminal at Folkestone. We made good time, with none of the anticipated delays on the M25. So much so that we were placed on an earlier crossing. So, very soon we were underway, across the channel and plugging down the French… Continue reading Limousin, France – Day 1 & 2