Troyes in blue , 5 …

Troyes in blue , 5 …

We continue the walk :

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The turret in the alley…

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The City hall square …

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The City hall of Troyes , in the Aube departement , in the Champagne region …

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Another pretty interior courtyard …

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Perspective on the cathedral …

I hope you enjoyed the visit …
See you soon , for a new walk …

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Troyes in blue , 4 …

Troyes in blue , 4 …

We continue the walk :

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It is really a journey into the past …
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A particular façade , not without charm …

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A pretty courtyard …

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What a charm …
The pigeon is not impressed by the photograph …

See you soon , to continue the walk …
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Troyes in blue , 3 …

Troyes in blue , 3 …
We continue the walk :

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It is truly a feast for the eyes …

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What a nice balcony …
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The Saint John church in sight in the alleys …

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It only remains to imagine the carts …
The carts passed here too , since we can still see the protective stones of the walls , to prevent the wheels of the carts from scratching these walls …

See you soon, to continue the walk …
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Douglas

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Troyes in blue , 2 …

Troyes in blue , 2 …
We continue the walk :

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The half-timbered houses are numerous and well maintained …

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A porch that invites you to enter …

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And were we see this magnificent courtyard …

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The houses are both of rustic middle age and 18th century bourgeois …

See you soon , to continue the walk …
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Troyes in blue , 1 …

Troyes in blue , 1 …

I accompanied my son-in-law up to the city of Troyes , in the Aube département in the Champagne area , for an outpatient little finger operation
Having left him at the clinic , I took advantage of the free time , since I didn’t have to pick him back only at 4 p.m. , to visit the city …
I forgot my camera , but I had my cell phone one …
And as you can see , the old town is magnificent …
Unfortunately I made a mistake in the settings…
I’m not very good …
And all the photos came out in blue base !
But it has a particular effect , even if it was not premeditated…

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A very pretty house …

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At this early hour , the alleys are empty …

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The entrance to an alley , where a film about the court of miracles was on air …

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Here are just a few actors coming …

See you soon, to continue the walk …
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ANTI-TOBACCO CAMPAIGN

ANTI-TOBACCO CAMPAIGN

anti tabac
How I started
I was just over 14 years old , so to do like everyone else , I bought a packet of Gauloises cigarettes
Once I have lit one , and having coughed uncomfortably , I thrown it down to the ground and crush it
I used then my packet to give one cigarette from time to time to smoking friends
The package was almost empty , and one evening arriving at home , my stepfather noticed a lump in my pocket and asked me to show him what it was
Having noticed the nature of the object , he gave me a big deal !!!!!
The next day , I came home with a cigarette in the mouth !
And since then , I smoked …

How I stopped
With 30 years old , for the Easter holidays , I ‘ve done a trip in Austria to present my wife and my 3 children to my family
As it was already 12 years since we were married , it was time !
It must be said that my mother had 8 brothers and sisters , including one sister living in the United States , one sister in Switzerland and two sisters and one brother in Austria
We were the French branch
It is true that after the war , in a poor rural family , given the number of children , there was only voluntary exile to hope to live better !
In the Tyrol mountains , visiting my aunt , after the lunch we decide to walk in the mountains
Just arriving in altitude , I started to cough and spit
My wife , after having made me a speech to say that it was over for me to do any sport if I continue to smoke , told me then :
Well ! since you find that smoking is good , when we come back home , if you don’t stop , I will start !
Knowing her , and you know very well that what a woman has in her head , she will do it , I decided to stop when I returned , because I had no desire for her to poison herself also , and considering also the impact on our children , because our older daughter was already 9 years old
On returning , I put my lighter , a gift from my wife , with my collection objects and I put the half full packet of cigarettes on the TV
I never used it again , and I remember that my wife’s throw it in the trash one or two weeks after

To stop , the first month , no problem
But from the second month and until the end of the first year , I hung on the tree branches of liquorice that I bought in pharmacies !
I also believe that if my children did never smoke , the fact of having seen how it had been difficult for me to quit this poison , must have motivate them to never begin

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De Profundis

The death
I went with a friend for his last days
He had quit smoking for almost 10 years , but he smoked during almost 50 years
He spent his last week of his life in the hospital , connected by all ways possible , almost unable to communicate , gasping like a dog who ran for 10 km
It was so horrible that when he finally gone , it was a relief for him and for those who accompany him
Such an end , I does not even wish it to my worst enemy

Cannabis
The statistics give us , if not certainties , at least sufficiently reliable informations to be able to orient our actions
The value of the example is something recognized
Moreover , it is difficult today to convince a teenager by saying him :
Do what I say and not what I do

Almost all children whose parents do not smoke , do not smoke either !
Almost all cannabis smokers come from the smoking population !

So !
Why are you waiting longer to stop smoking ?

Excuse me if I pushed you
But there are things that upset me !

TOBACCO WEANING
There is only one way to quit smoking :
WILLINGNESS
To help you , there are mainly 2 treatments :

Acupuncture
Be careful !
Acupuncture will not stop you from smoking
Acupuncture will help you to eliminate your stress
The one you have
The one that made you smoke
The one that keeps you from stopping

Once the stress eliminated :
It is thanks your will that you will be able to quit smoking

Patches
Patches are drugs to fight your tobacco addiction
The treatment will decrease your dependence for tobacco
But once your tobacco addiction will be lessened is by your willingness that you will be able to quit smoking

The will
When we talk to you about treatments , it’s only to supporting your will
to help you to quit smoking
Rather than a psychiatric treatment , prefer a group of friends who meet regularly and support each other

LIFE HYGIENE

Get fat
It is totally false that quitting smoking makes you become fat !
The process is that after eating , you light a cigarette
For your body , the cigarette smoking is the END mark
When you quit smoking , there is no more mark
Your body therefore asks you to continue to eat !
And as you suffer psychologic pain you tend to calm it and you do not realise that you eat more !
Also , your life becoming healthier , you regain your appetite !
Because tobacco is an anti-appetizing !

Do you want the proof that quitting smoking doesn’t make you fat ?
So , a bit of courage :
Reduce your dose of tobacco by 2 during 1 month
Then again reduce your dose of tobacco by 2 for 1 new month and continue so on …
Warning : during this time , do not change your diet to compensate !
Only to improve it as it will told in the following paragraph

Food
Take the opportunity to change your life :
Use only healthy food
Ban all processed foods !
They contain salt , sugar , water , and that’s what it’s good !
But it is bad for your diet , because it’s bad salt , bad sugar and bad water !
Because they contain also bad fats , dyes , preservatives , and that’s for what is not too bad !
But they contain also emulsifier :
To inflate you with air !
And lots of other things for you to make it pretty and appetizing !

Thing once :
Processed foods contain chemicals additives for the colour , the texture , the smell , the taste , the conservation , the air , water and fat absorption , and so on …
Thing again :
It is not possible to know what happen for our health when we use 3 different chemical products , so what happen with so many ?

Then finished to buy carrots already raped :
Buy real carrots and rape them !
Finished the processed meals : make them yourself !

If you don’t know how to cook : LEARN IT !
It’s easy and inexpensive !
Start with a fried egg , then go to the ground beef steak with an egg
Warning : a burger chopped by yourself with a meat chopper or chopped in front of you by your butcher !
Not an already chopped one ! NEVER !
And you will see you will addict yourself at the game :
You will soon become the Sauerkraut Queen !

It costs more : so eat less !
But learn to eat better !
And above all : don’t deprive for anything !
Eat whatever you want !
But in small quantities !
If you eat healthy food and in reasonable quantity , then you will not become fat

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Do you want it ?

The sport
Hey yes ! we’re getting there !
You have to do sport …
But not like a beast !
Only a little , but a little more …
BUT REGULARLY !

Do the sport that please you and as for the psychological help :
Do it with a group of friends

Conclusion :
If you eat normally , not too much
If you eat NO manufactured product
If you play sports REGULARLY
Then you will not become fat !

Money
And finally the shock argument :
Money !
If you quit smoking , it’s like if your boss increases your salary of 400 € per month !
You think I do not count well , then check :
1 pack of cigarettes per day x € 10 x 30 days = € 300
But for € 300 in your pocket , you have to work and earn 400 € which will be charged by social charges and income taxes , that is to say that with these 400 € you just have € 300 to spent

Good luck !
I am with you ….

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Douglas

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Recipe of oven home made bread ; Recipe # 3 , improved

Containment
In these containment period we must take care
So why not make your own bread ?
Here is my recipe

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Recipe of oven home made bread
Recipe # 3 , improved

1 bag of organic baker’s yeast
1/2 tsp of organic sugar
37 cl of lukewarm water ( around 30 ° )
500 g of T65 organic flour + flour for flouring
1 teaspoon of Guérande Label Rouge fine salt ( Sea salt )
4.50 pm Prepare the ingredients , the utensils , the salad bowl and the kneading board , then put the yeast with the sugar in a glass , separate the 37 cl of lukewarm water in 1 container of 30cl , 1 of 3cl and 2 of 2cl , put the salt in one of the 2 cl glasses and dilute it
5.00 pm Put 500 g of flour in a bowl and pour 20 cl of lukewarm water
Mix well with a wooden spoon , then add 10 cl of lukewarm water as you go , until all the flour is amalgamated
Let stand 45 minutes
5.30 pm Put 3cl of lukewarm water in the glass containing the yeast and sugar and dilute , don’t leave lumps and let stay for 15 minutes at the room temperature
Mix the yeast and the sugar in 3 cl of lukewarm water , leaving no lumps
5.45 pm After resting for 45 minutes , stir in the diluted yeast glass and mix well with the wooden spoon until absorbing all the liquid
Then add the 2 cl of remaining water which will have rinsed the yeast glass and mix well with the wooden spoon until absorbing all the liquid
Then stir in the diluted salt and mix well with the wooden spoon , at least 10 minutes , until absorbing all the liquid
Then slide the dough by scraping the edges with a half-round spatula on the floured kneading board
The dough should not be runny / liquid , if it is , continue mixing with the wooden spoon or possibly add a little ( very little ) flour
6.00 pm Knead with floured hands for 20 minutes while twisting and striking the dough
6.30 pm Put the dough back in the bowl , cover with a cloth and let it rise for 13 hours at stable room temperature ( 20 to 25 ° approximately ) , protected from air currents until the dough has doubled of volume ( colder = longer )

7.30 am Take the dough out of the bowl by scraping the edges with the half-round spatula without tearing it and place it on the floured kneading board
Separate the dough by cutting it with the half-round spatula to make several breads
Let stand 30 minutes
8.10 pm Shape each dough by rolling it lightly to degas it as little as possible and to give it its shape , then place the breads on the floured baking sheet
Cover and let stand for 1 hour , the breads will then double in volume
To know if the preparation is finished , lightly press your bread with a finger :
If the dough quickly returns to its initial shape , this means that it is not completely finished , if the dough rises slowly the bread is ready to be placed in the oven

8.55 am Preheat the oven at 240 ° ( around 15 minutes to reach the temperature )
9.05 am Brush with water with a brush then lightly sprinkle with flour and finally make incisions with a very sharp knife
9.10 am put the baking sheet at the bottom of the oven on a rack with a cup of water
Lower the temperature to 220 ° for cooking as soon as the 240 ° are newly reached
9.30 am After 20 minutes , look how is the cooking without opening the oven
Then check every 5 minutes until the bread is golden brown
9.35 am Normally the bread should be golden brown in 25 minutes , if necessary continue the cooking for another 5 minutes , then leave the bread to rest on a wire rack for 1 hour
10.35 am Ready to eat !

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Here is the result
Photo Douglas Moonstone

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Sprig of lily of the valley of the first of May

Sprig of lily of the valley of the first of May

On May 1st
So that happiness and luck will ever accompany you
I offer you this sprig of lily of the valley from my garden

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cordially
Douglas

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Containment ; Recipe of oven home made bread ; Recipe # 2 , improved

Containment
In these containment period we must take care
So why not make your own bread ?
Here is my recipe

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Recipe of oven home made bread
Recipe # 2 , improved

1 bag of organic baker’s yeast
1/2 tsp of organic sugar
37 cl of lukewarm water ( around 30 ° )
500 g of T65 organic flour + flour for flouring
1 teaspoon of Guérande Label Rouge fine salt ( Sea salt )

5:00 pm Put 500 g of flour in a bowl and pour 20 cl of lukewarm water
Mix well with a wooden spoon , then add 10 cl of lukewarm water as you go , until all the flour is amalgamated
Let stand 45 minutes
5:25 pm Prepare the yeast because the yeast must dilute for 15 minutes at room temperature
Mix the yeast and the sugar in 3 cl of lukewarm water , leaving no lumps
Prepare the salt by diluting it in 2 cl of lukewarm water
5.45 pm After resting for 45 minutes , stir in the diluted yeast glass and add the 2 cl of remaining water which will have rinsed the yeast glass
Mix well with the wooden spoon until absorbing all the liquid
Then stir in the diluted salt and mix well with the wooden spoon , at least 10 minutes , until absorbing all the liquid
Then slide the dough by scraping the edges with a half-round spatula on the floured kneading board
The dough should not be runny / liquid , if it is , continue mixing with the wooden spoon or possibly add a little ( very little ) flour
6:00 pm Knead with floured hands for 20 minutes while twisting and striking the dough
6.30 pm Put the dough back in the bowl , cover with a cloth and let it rise for 13 hours at stable room temperature ( 20 to 25 ° approximately ) , protected from air currents until the dough has doubled of volume ( colder = longer )

7:30 am Take the dough out of the bowl by scraping the edges with the half-round spatula without tearing it and place it on the floured kneading board
Separate the dough by cutting it with the half-round spatula to make several breads
Let stand 30 minutes
8:00 pm Shape each dough by rolling it lightly to give it its shape to degas it as little as possible , then place the breads on the floured baking sheet
Cover and let stand for 1 hour , the breads will then double in volume
To know if the preparation is finished , lightly press your bread with a finger :
If the dough quickly returns to its initial shape , this means that it is not completely finished , if the dough rises slowly the bread is ready to be placed in the oven

8.45 am Preheat the oven to 240 ° ( around 15 minutes to reach the temperature )
8:55 am Brush with water with a brush then lightly sprinkle with flour and finally make incisions with a very sharp knife
9:00 am put the baking sheet at the bottom of the oven on a rack with a cup of water
Lower the temperature to 220 ° for cooking as soon as the 240 ° are newly reached
9:20 am After 20 minutes , look on the cooking without opening the oven
Then check every 5 minutes until the bread is golden brown
9:25 am Normally the bread should be golden brown between 25 and 30 minutes , then leave the bread to rest on a wire rack for 1 hour
10:25 am Its ready !

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Here is the result
Photo Douglas Moonstone

Of course, the recipe still needs to be improved
This is why I will update it as I will progress

Cordially
Douglas

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Containment : Homemade baked bread recipe

Containment
In these times of containment we must take care
So why not make your own bread ?
Here is my recipe

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Homemade baked bread recipe
1 bag of baker’s yeast
1/2 tsp of sugar
36 cl lukewarm water ( around 30 ° )
500 g T65 flour + flour for flouring
2 tsp of salt

5:00 p.m. Put 500 g of flour in a bowl and pour 20 cl of lukewarm water
Mix well with a wooden spoon , then add 10 cl of lukewarm water as you do it , until all the flour become amalgamated
Let stand 45 minutes
5.30 p.m. Prepare the yeast after 30 minutes because the yeast must dilute for 15 minutes at room temperature by dissolving the yeast and sugar in 3 cl of water
5:45 p.m. After resting for 45 minutes , pour the diluted yeast glass , and add the 3 cl of remaining water to rinse the yeast glass
Mix well with the wooden spoon until you get a homogeneous sticky dough
Then add the salt and mix well with the wooden spoon , at least for 10 minutes , to obtain a homogeneous dough still a little sticky and slide the dough by scraping the edges with a half-round spatula on the floured kneading board
The dough should not be runny / liquid , if it is , continue to mix with the wooden spoon or possibly add a little ( very little ) quantity of flour
6:00 pm Knead with floured hands for 20 minutes while twisting and striking the dough
6.20 pm Put the dough in the bowl , cover with a cloth and let it rise for about 14 hours at the room temperature ( 20 to 25 ° approximately ) and stable , protected from drafts until the dough has doubled in volume ( colder = longer )

Before 8h20 am or after Put the dough out of the bowl by scraping the edges with the
half-round spatula without tearing it and place it on the floured kneading board
To know if the dough is ready , touch it with your fingertips
If the dough quickly returns to its original shape , this means that it is not quite ready , but if the dough rises slowly , go to the next step
Separate the dough by cutting it to make several breads
Let stand 30 minutes
9h00 am Shape each dough by rolling it lightly to give it its shape but to degas it as little as possible , then place the breads on the floured baking sheet
Cover and let stand 1h15 , the breads will then double in volume
To know if the preparation is finished , lightly press your bread with a finger :
If the dough quickly returns to its initial shape , this means that it is not ready , if the dough rises slowly , the bread is ready to be placed in the oven

10:30 am Preheat the oven to 240 ° ( about 15 minutes to reach the temperature )
10:45 am Brush with water with a brush , then sprinkle lightly with flour and finally make incisions with a very sharp knife and put in the oven
Put the baking sheet at the bottom of the oven on a rack with a cup of water
Lower the temperature to 220 ° for cooking
11:05 am After 20 minutes look on the cooking without opening the oven
Then check every 5 minutes until the bread become golden brown
11:15 am Normally the bread should be golden brown between 25 and 30 minutes
Let stand on a rack for 1 hour

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Here is the result
Douglas Moonstone picture

Of course, the recipe still needs to be improved
This is why I will update it as I progress

cordially
Douglas

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