My Mazamet

Life at № 42 by E.M. Coutinho

The Ukrainian flag has gone up in Mazamet

Our mayor has put the Ukrainian flag on the town hall. What a horrendous time. On the French side of my family, almost every generation lost people to war. My … Continue reading

February 28, 2022 · 149 Comments

Tradução: Linguagem jurídica envolta em comportamento mafioso. Minha experiência com Caio Druso

Imagine esse cenário. Sua mãe, no Brasil, na Europa ou na América, recebe uma carta de um advogado no Irã. A carta é uma notificação extrajudicial. Sra. X, Estou a … Continue reading

February 20, 2022 · 25 Comments

This is how the mafia operates: Caio Druso

A Portuguese version of this post will follow shortly. Imagine the hilarity of receiving not one but an inbox filling succession of “extrajudicial” letters as attempts to — not only … Continue reading

February 19, 2022 · 36 Comments

February Auction Highlights, London & Madrid

Still time to bid! Each with caned seat and back with loose cushions upholstered in red and cream damask. Profoundly French. I’ve always loved sitting at dining tables where everyone … Continue reading

February 9, 2022 · 34 Comments

Winter in Mazamet: Visiting the Molinié Villa

It’s been cold! The lawn has been regularly covered in a white dust of ice. There have been storms and flooding in various parts of France. Luckily, we’re not in … Continue reading

February 2, 2022 · 15 Comments