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Thursday, 30 October 2003
On a trouvé les marrons


I recommend leaving Marmoutier via the old Saverne road. After 1,5 km you can turn left into a minor, poorly surfaced, road and follow this up a hill through the village of Sindelsberg. At the end of this road you enter the church yard, where there is a fantastic birds-eye view back down over Marmoutier.  If, like us, you go at this time of the year there are numerous chestnut trees in the churchyard, providing a delicious snack.

We got some looks from locals who were walking through the churchyard, but they seemed to have a laissez-faire approach to our helping ourselves to their chestnuts. 

Mme Wolff apparently has ownership of a chestnut tree on some common land somewhere in or near Hagenau.  In previous years she has given us, her locataires, a basket of chestnuts to share.

Mme Wolff has been away on holiday this whole week, as have the students Aline and Alain. (The names are just a co-incidence!) Khalid has been working from the UK, so the house has been quiet: only Anna-Sofia and myself have been about. Our other house mate, Elodie fait un stage d’infirmi�re (she is doing a work placement as a nurse).  Basically we hardly see her either.


This picture, also from the churchyard of Sindelsberg, is taken in the opposite direction - facing away from Marmoutier - and gives a good view of the low-lying chestnut trees.

Posted by bigblue on 30/10/2003 at 04:52 PM
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