The Control Tower at Greenham Common, Nebury, Berkshire, England
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The story of Greenham Common, England

On June 5th 1944, with the world spinning on its axis, General Dwight Eisenhower addressed 1430 American paratroopers, from Greenham Common, England. “The eyes of the world are upon you.”  He announced, watching at just before midnight, as at 11 second intervals, …

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Road in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence, France
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Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

Recently someone who only had four days to spend in Provence asked me if I had to choose between a visit to Aix-en-Provence or Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, which would it be. Preferably I’d find the time for both but as stunning a …

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Le Château Constantin, Lourmarin, Luberon, Vaucluse, Provence, France
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Le Château Constantin, Lourmarin ~ when you dream a little

Many people dream of owning a winery; a romantic illusion of strolling through carefully tended vines sharing your vintages within the shadows of a sprawling château, which for me would have to be in Provence. Of course dreams like this …

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Springtime in Lourmarin, Luberon, Vaulcuse, Provence
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Springtime in Lourmarin, Luberon, Provence

When you leave a place for several months, however much you love it, even somewhere as special as Lourmarin, you find yourself wondering. Wondering if it it really is as magical as the images you have so firmly imprinted in …

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Front of Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, England, birth place of Sir Winston Churchill
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Blenheim Palace, birth place of Sir Winston Churchill

“Never before in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to….” one man. Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill   In May 1940, after the shadow of war had descended across Europe, having been ignored for years about the …

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Maisons des Cerises ~ Our village house for rent in Lourmarin

 AVAILABLE FOR RENT OUR VILLAGE HOUSE IN LOURMARIN To rent CLICK HERE Maison des Cerises, recently completely renovated, is a short stroll from the center of the village, its boulangerie, chic boutiques, charming cafes, restaurants and the stunning Lourmarin Château. FEATURES …

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Salisbury Cathedral, home to The Magna Carter
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The Magna Carta at Salisbury Cathedral

Last time I wrote about my incredible and somewhat unexpected tower tour at Salisbury Cathedral. But our adventure didn’t end with the tour, for apart from being a magnificent testament to medieval architecture, we discovered that the cathedral is also home …

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Snow for Christmas in Lourmarin, Luberon, Vaucluse, Provence
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Preparations for Christmas in Lourmarin

Lourmarin is ready for Fête de Noël. Frosty white fir trees have appeared along our petite rue below a canopy of lights. Throughout the village, once night has fallen, these fine strings of twinkle line the streets in rows of sparkling ribbons. …

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Marché de Noël stall in the Christmas market in Aix-en-Provence, Bouche du Rhone, Provence, France
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Christmas Traditions & Marchés de Noël in Provence

It’s December in Provence, snow has already sprinkled its magic across the villages and as the nights draw in and daylights fades each day, a bitter chill drapes itself like a frozen mantle across the dark golden, sprawling vineyards. Everywhere …

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