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I live in Limousin, France and, since moving here I've turned my hand to any things: running Les Trois Chenes B&B and gite, training as a plumber, renovating houses, learning a smattering of French and generally enjoying the good life.

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Index of my on-line writing Find an article by Les Trois Chenes Trying to keep tabs on my Hubs. I put my collection of the easiest, most economical, most delicious and most foolproof recipes that I cook here at LTC into my On-line Cookbook called (rather unimaginatively) The Les Trois Chenes Recipe Book It's organised seasonally, to fit into the years natural rhythms.

Life on HubPages Why bother to write articles on HubPages? Is it worth it? Well, many people clearly get something out of it and in this article I try to assess exactly what I gain from being a member of the HubPages community: Do I see benefits from my HubPages?

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Prize winning articles: these hubs have won prizes in the HubPages contests

Where to buy Limoges Porcelain in Limousin, France (Overall winner September 2010)

The City of York - Tips for a Vacation on a Budget (Staff 'Pick of the Day' January 2011 Money Grows On Hubs)

Tips for a budget Friendly Holiday in S W France (Staff 'Pick of the Day' January 2011 Money Grows On Hubs)

How to Bend Copper Pipes With or Without Plumbing Tools (staff pick winner Sept 2011 Clogs to Coins)

Cassinomagus Roman Archeological Site at Chassenon The Charente South West France (Week 3 winner of the Rigorous Review Contest November 2012)

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12 July 2011 The City of York - Tips for a Vacation on a Budget

20 July 2011 Where to buy Limoges Porcelain in Limousin France

25 December 2011 (Yes Christmas Day!) An Illustrated Guide to the Town of Brantome, in the Dordogne, South West France

21 September 2012 York, City of Chocolate - the Story of Cravens, Rowntrees and Terrys in the Chocolate Industry UK

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    Brexit and the Parable of the Good Shepherd

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    How to Repoint a Stone Wall

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    Skipwith Village and Skipwith Common North Yorkshire UK

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    French Castles Chateau de Lastours Limousin France Medieval Festival

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    How To Find the Setting Point in Jam Making

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    Medlar Cheesecake Recipe

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    Stuffed Grapevine Leaves Turkish Dolma Recipe

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    Cassinomagus Roman Archeological Site at Chassenon The Charente South West France

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    Oil Painting for Beginners - Tools and Materials

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    Pie Birds and Blackbird Pie Funnels - how to bake the perfect pie

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    Caves in Brantome France

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    Brantome Dordogne, France is a Story of Stone

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  • How to Bend a Copper Pipe With and Without Plumbing Tools
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    How to Bend a Copper Pipe With and Without Plumbing Tools

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    There are several ways to bend copper pipes, but it is useful to know which are the best tools for your job and how to bend pipes without special tools. Every plumbing job made easy.

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    My Training as a French Plumber in AFPA Limousin Campus

    15 months ago

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  • French Castles - Chateau de Peyras Roumazieres-Loubert
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    French Castles - Chateau de Peyras Roumazieres-Loubert

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    If you enjoy French Castles, you'll love the Chateau de Peyras, Roumazieres-Loubert, Charente, S W France. It is about twenty minutes from our Bed and Breakfast near Rochechouart, Limousin. This is an account of a guided tour given by the owner and organised by Tourisme Lacs Haute Charente.

  • The Romance of the Black Tulip
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    The Romance of the Black Tulip

    4 years ago

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    War of the Buttons The Book and the Movies

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    Gites de France can help you find your ideal holiday home in France

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    Limoges Porcelain Eggs for Easter

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    Easter Egg Hunts - The Vital Clues for an Easter Game

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  • Traditional French Stuffed Cabbage Recipe From Limousin France
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    Traditional French Stuffed Cabbage Recipe From Limousin France

    18 months ago

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  • Moist, Gluten-Free Almond and Orange Cake Recipe
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    Moist, Gluten-Free Almond and Orange Cake Recipe

    11 months ago

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    Best Chocolate Cake Recipe Ever for a Wickedly Moist French Dessert

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  • Videix, A Lake Side Village in South West  France
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    Videix, A Lake Side Village in South West France

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    What is Pastel? The History of Oil Pastel and Chalk Pastel.

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    How to Mark a Route on Google Maps and Save Personalized Maps

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    Why Buy Property in Limousin France

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    How to Make a Rat-Shaped Novelty Cake

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    Lampe Berger or Berger Lamps

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    Spicy Winter Fruit Pudding for Christmas

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    Stir Up Sunday Christmas Puddings Day

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    Traditional English Christmas Cake Recipe

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    Best French Limoges porcelain boxes

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    How to Grow Medlars

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    How to Make Medlar Jam

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    What is a Medlar Fruit (Musmula)?

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    Molly, An English Pointer Puppy in France

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    Best Childrens Classic Books for Christmas Gifts

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    Secret Things to See and Do in the City of York

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    Eat Flowers! Flowers are vegetables too

    4 years ago

    Edible flowers are nutritious and tasty. Fresh flowers make great cake decorations. put them in salads, sugar them for cake decorations, garnish desserts or make flower fritters. Cook with flowers!

  • Mushrooms from the Wild - Collecting Wild Fungi in France
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    Mushrooms from the Wild - Collecting Wild Fungi in France

    5 years ago

    Autumn is the time for mushrooms in Limousin, France, but is it safe to eat them? Last year we picked baskets of this delicious wild harvest from the fields around Les Trois Chenes Bed and Breakfast, Videix and made mushroom tarts, soups, cassaroles and so much more!

  • How to Make Weed Soup - how to make a nutritious soup from wild herbs
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    How to Make Weed Soup - how to make a nutritious soup from wild herbs

    2 years ago

    At Les Trois Chenes Bed and Breakfast, near Rochechouart, Limousin, France, we love nutritious and tasty wild food and wild herbs, or weeds. Just on the borders of the Charente and Dordogne, our climate is perfect for growing wild plants! Did you know, though, that you can cook with many garden...

  • Myths and Legends of Limousin: Werewolves, Witches and Vampires
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    Myths and Legends of Limousin: Werewolves, Witches and Vampires

    4 years ago

    Limousin in south west France is a land "of savage beauty, ancient castles, werewolves and witches – a land of magical obscurity”. (The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova). Witches, werewoves, wolves and healers all feature in the legends of Limousin. The Werewolf of Rochechouart is just one of...

  • French Castles - The Chateau of Montbrun, France
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    French Castles - The Chateau of Montbrun, France

    3 years ago

    The chateau or castle of Montbrun is on the Route of King Richard the Lionheart. It is near the village of Dournazac, Limousin near the Dordogne border. It is about thirty minutes from Les Trois Chenes Bed and Breakfast at Videix. The rich history and beautiful countryside, forests and lakes make...

  • How to Organise an Easter Egg Hunt
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    How to Organise an Easter Egg Hunt

    16 months ago

    Organize an Easter eggs hunt! Spring here means chicks and Easter egg hunt! How to prepare and decorate your eggs, and how to organise the hunt and how to write rhyming clues.

  • The Route of King Richard the Lion Heart
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    The Route of King Richard the Lion Heart

    4 years ago

    Limousin is a land of lakes and legends, of enchantement and mystery, of castles and chateaux. In medieval France Richard the Lionheart fought and died, and left a little of himself here in Limousin. Discover the middle ages and follow The Route of Richard the Lion Heart (or Richard Coeur de Lion)...

  • The Medieval Festival of Rochechouart in Limousin, France
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    The Medieval Festival of Rochechouart in Limousin, France

    2 years ago

    The medieval festival of Rochechoaurt, (or the fête Médiévale de Rochechourt), is held every year the quaint medieval town in Limousin, France. The festival, held at the foot of the magnificent medieval chateau of Rochechouart, brings to life the middle ages in song, music, craft, feasting,...

  • Painting Limousin - Monet Painted in Limousin
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    Painting Limousin - Monet Painted in Limousin

    3 years ago

    Did you know that the French Impressionist painter Claude Monet painted in Limousin and that Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot painted at Saint Junien? Auguste Renoir, one of the other leaders of the Impressionist movement, was born in Limoges and some of his paintings are displayed there. Did you know...

  • How to Make Your Own Natural Yogurt (Yoghurt)
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    How to Make Your Own Natural Yogurt (Yoghurt)

    3 years ago

    A step-by-step guide to making your own natural yoghurt. No special equipment needed for homemade yogurt. Save money, have lots of good, healthy food. It is easy to add your own fruit as well.

  • How To Save Your Money and Cut Household Expenses
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    How To Save Your Money and Cut Household Expenses

    24 months ago

    How to cut your household expenses and save your money when times are tough and money is tight . Here are some thrifty tips to cut your spending in half. Reduce waste and keep a tight grip on expenditure. More frugal living can save you from debt. Save by buying less, using less, wasting less, by...

  • Ecological Lawn Mowers - using geese as a lawnmower
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    Ecological Lawn Mowers - using geese as a lawnmower

    3 years ago

    Looking for ecological lawn mowers or labour-free lawn mowers? Why not try geese? Keeping geese can help you manage your grass, but they are not just good for grass cutting. They lay wonderful eggs, are good watch dogs and provide an excellent Christmas dinner. Interested?

  • China White Plates of Limoges, Princess of Porcelain
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    China White Plates of Limoges, Princess of Porcelain

    2 years ago

    The beautiful French city of Limoges in Limousin, South West France is famous for its porcelain production. You can still buy this lovely china through its factory shops in Limoges, Saint Junien, Aix-sur-Vienne and the many exclusive boutiques in Limoges centre. Visit Limoges for tourisme, holidays...

  • Rochechouart France, the land of the meteorite
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    Rochechouart France, the land of the meteorite

    4 years ago

    The historic city of Rochechouart, Limousin, France, is dominated by a magnificent chateau, now a centre for modern art. The second most prominent building is the church, famous for its twisted spire. The surrounding countryside is ideal for fishing, walking, riding and cycling and there are many...

  • Flognarde - Traditional Limousin Apple Dessert Recipe
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    Flognarde - Traditional Limousin Apple Dessert Recipe

    5 years ago

    Clafoutis and Flognarde are specialities of the Limousin and Auvergne region, and we serve this dish, along with other regional food and wine, at Les Trois Chenes chambres d'hotes, Limousin, France.

  • Bee-keeping for beginners. Why keep bees?
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    Bee-keeping for beginners. Why keep bees?

    3 years ago

    Bee keeping is fascinating, ecologically essential and produces pounds of deliciously healthy honey. Recent worldwide bee colony losses have worried experts who are calling on ordinary people to set up hives in their back gardens.

  • Fish for Friday - easy one pot fish dish meals
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    Fish for Friday - easy one pot fish dish meals

    19 months ago

    Looking for a tasty, easy fish dish for Fridays? This is our tried and tested one pot recipe. Quick to prepare, healthy and a great diet dish for slimmers. Foolproof way to get your five a day.

  • How to Make Peach Jam
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    How to Make Peach Jam

    4 years ago

    Peach jam is a wonderful way to use that autumn glut of fruit. This delicious preserve is easy to make following this step by step illustrated guide.

  • How to make easy baked peaches dessert recipe
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    How to make easy baked peaches dessert recipe

    5 years ago

    Baked peaches; this is such a delicious, quick and easy way to use up that glut of fruit in Autumn. Peach deserts are a nutritious pudding and served with yoghurt or icecream make a cool sweet for summer nights.

  • The Story of our Pointer Puppies
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    The Story of our Pointer Puppies

    4 years ago

    Here I am living the good life at our farm house bed and breakfast in deepest rural Limousin, France, and our pet dog, Molly,an English pointer, makes a fair contibution to...

  • How to Make Marrow and Ginger jam
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    How to Make Marrow and Ginger jam

    4 years ago

    Marrow and ginger jam is a delicious way to use up all those overgrown courgettes. An old fashioned, traditional conserve recipe but well worth the effort.

  • How To Run a Bed and Breakfast In France
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    How To Run a Bed and Breakfast In France

    3 years ago

    Change your life - buy a B&B in France. I ran a four bedroom chambres d'hotes and three star gite in Limousin and these are my tips for how to run a bed and breakfast in France. Live the dream!

  • The Autumn fruit and vegetable garden in France
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    The Autumn fruit and vegetable garden in France

    3 years ago

    The French autumn fruit and vegetable garden. Autumn vegetables and fruits for jams, jellies and chutneys. Gather wild food, plant flowers, vegetables , buy cookbooks, seeds and plants foe next year.

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