International Adventure: New Kids Sur Le Bloc

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Last year, Chipps chucked (most of) it all in and moved to a small village in the French mountains. But how do you say ‘Show me to the good trails!’ in French? Words & Photography Chipps It’s been a busy old couple of years. Since January 2021, I got engaged, we sold our draughty old Yorkshire farmhouse, got married, threw away a lot of junk, packed a van and moved to the French Pyrenees. In the last 12 months, I’ve had an extreme version of the situation everyone finds themselves in when they move somewhere new, namely: what day do the bins go out, what day is the hardware shop...

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  • doris5000
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    C’etait un article tres interessant, merci

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    Bien joué monsieur Cheep.

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    I heard he now rides in a kevlar beret and is known as “Frites Frit’en V<span class=”Y2IQFc” lang=”fr”>allée”.</span>

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