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Last night I dreamt, going to Lourmarin, Luberon, Provence, France
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Last night I dreamt of…… a special place

There is a line in a wonderful story I love, Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier:‘Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again’. People often dream about places which caused their emotions to become heightened, sometimes it’s not a good thing and sometimes …

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Mizso artisan jewelry shop, Lourmarin, Luberon, Vaucluse, Provence, France
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Mizso, hand made treasures of a jewelry shop in Lourmarin, Provence

Tucked away on one of its tiny streets, is a small jewelry shop in Lourmarin; not just any jewelry shop selling things which might be found elsewhere, but Mizso; owned by the delightful and talented Valerie. It is packed full of …

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Celebrating four years of Shutters and Sunflowers!

It’s been four years since I started writing, Shutters and Sunflowers, when I was sharing my life in Provence. I’m still writing, mostly about travel and you’re still reading, thank you, but behind the scenes ‘blogging’ has evolved greatly. Every …

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Provencal architecture and the Mistral

Most visitors to Provence and indeed much of the Mediterranean, are usually entranced by the charming features of the local architecture, especially in the countryside. It interesting to learn that much of the construction in Provence, actually, has very little …

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View of Lourmarin Village, Luberon, Provence, France
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Provencal rosé wine with friends in Lourmarin

As my stylish, little, Italian designed, rental car nipped along the twisting curves of Provence’s Luberon Valley towards Lourmarin my heart skipped a beat in excited anticipation. Fields of lush vineyards flanked the narrow roadside, row after row of low …

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Early morning in Lourmarin

On a chilly February morning, when the grass glistens white with frost, I drew back my curtains to this magical view; the hamlet across the meadow in Lourmarin. It is is mystically alluring, no matter the time of day or year. Treading the worn …

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Lourmarin in February, Luberon, Provence, France
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The magical light of Provence, in Lourmarin

For centuries artists have flocked to Provence, in part for its beautiful setting and scenery but also because of its light. That transcendent quality like no where else, a clarity that sharply defines everything yet at the same time has …

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Goult, roof tops of the Luberon, Provence
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The Luberon Valley, fitting my life into this place…….

The Luberon Valley is a gently folded landscape resplendent with vineyards, abundant fruit trees and timeless perched villages. When I am there I never want to leave. Have you ever contemplated moving somewhere else and living a totally different life? Especially …

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