All posts on November 2012


Epicerie du Luberon, Menerbes, Luberon, Provence, France
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Thanksgiving in Lourmarin

Probably, we were the only British family celebrating this much beloved American Holiday in Provence and certainly in Lourmarin!Like many families far away in USA,  I prepared the house for the family and for the celebration! Once suit cases were unpacked, as …

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Church square in Les Baux-de-Provence, Provence, France
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Carrières de Lumières and Les Baux de Provence

Of all the places to visit with James, Les Baux-de-Provence was a ‘must’. My first visit there had actually been with him, on a freezing, windy, Monday in early March 2012. It was out of season and James hadn’t been …

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Exploring Roussillon, Luberon, Provence
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Mother and son exploring the Luberon together

How wonderful to have my son to myself for a whole week! ‘Buried’ together in the depths of the Luberon, as I introduced him to all that I hold dear about this beautiful spot. James is definitely a European, proud …

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Oppede le Vieux, Luberon, France
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Oppède-le-Vieux

Oppède-le-Vieux, its narrow, broken, cobbled streets leading up to its 12th century, ruined ramparts. High on a rocky precipice over looking the lush Luberon valley far below, abundant with vineyards, olive groves and fruit orchards. This is a striking and …

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Lourmarin view at night, Lourmarin, Luberon, Provence
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Late autumnal twilight in Lourmarin

What is it about the clocks changing that seem to totally change the atmosphere around twilight? Almost as if a touch of Christmas magic and anticipation has been sprinkled like fairy dust. Strolling around Lourmarin last night at dusk, the …

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