All posts on June 2012


Renault Clio driving through France
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Driving through to France to England

As you leave the vineyards and olive groves behind, speeding northwards, driving through to France, the countryside gradually begins to change. Golden, clay tiles roofs are replaced with slate, church spires seem thinner, reaching higher, the trees and plants become more …

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Speaking French at Wednesday Market in Uzes
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“Parlez-vous français?”| learning French in Uzès

“Parlez-vous français?” – “Oui, un petit peu” – was my response when I arrived in Uzès in January before I had began learning French. By the time I left at the end of May I was able to truthfully answer the same question …

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Nice, France
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Nice, capital of the Côte d’Azur

Nice, the capital of the Côte d’Azur, vibrant and exciting with its splendid shopping streets, famous beachfront Promenade d’ Anglais, its charming old town and stunning flower market.  The ancient history of Nice dates back to the Greeks, 350 BC, …

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The Royal Barge at Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee, River Thames, London, England
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A Royal Pageant celebrating the Diamond Jubilee

Hundreds and thousands of people gathered together in London, June 2nd-5th 2012 to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee. On June 4th the venue was on the River Thames for the Royal Pageant. Undeterred by inclement weather, torrential …

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A tribute to Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee

Gracious, dignified, poised, respected and admired by millions across the globe. Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, might only be a figurehead with no ‘real power’ but few others have set a more exemplary example …

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