Learning about wine, vines and vignerons whilst living in the Languedoc



I started this blog in the summer of 2014 when Pat and I moved to the Languedoc and I began to spend time with Jeff Coutelou learning about wine, vines and winemaking. It was intended as a simple way for me to let my mother, Edna March, know what we were up to and how I was spending my time, a modern form of letter writing.

Mam died on February 5th aged 88. She had no interest in wine, as a Methodist she never drank alcohol other than a pretend sip of champagne on Christmas morning before passing the glass to one of us. She was amused and bemused by the success of the blog in following years and why thousands would want to read it. However, it achieved its purpose, she did read it in the early days and after visiting us in France she told me how pleased she was that I was learning about nature and plants and, in particular, how lucky I was to have a great friend in Jeff. How I wish I had taken a photo of the two of them together.

In Jeff’s vines with my brother in law Iain

Mam was a teacher, headteacher, Guide and Brownie leader and loved people, especially children. Her faith guided her life and she worked tirelessly to help others and act as a true disciple. My sister, Linda, and I were fortunate to have two wonderful parents and a great childhood. Mam was my guiding light and this blog was just one tiny example. If you have enjoyed reading it at any time, then it’s thanks to her.

The family together in Roquebrun

Author: amarch34

I'm a recently retired (early!) teacher from County Durham in North east England. I am going to be spending most of the next year in the Languedoc leaarning about wines, vineyards and the people who care for both.

2 thoughts on “Mam

  1. Sending love and sympathy to you all.Your mam was well loved and highly respected.Thinking of you all.Love Lesley and Bob xx

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  2. A fitting tribute to someone who was obviously a fabulous person and a great inspiration to you and doubtless many others. She will be long remembered.

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