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Christmas market in Luberon, Provence
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Christmas preparations in Provence

Preparing for Christmas, something I cherish, so resplendent with memories and nostalgia. Traditions and reminiscences of your own childhood when everything seemed magical and then the childhood of your children, when you tried to recreate that same magic for them. Follow …

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Christmas lunch in Avignon, Provence, France
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Love, laughter and lunch at Christmas in Provence!

Laughter over lunch with those you love, what could be more special? Being with dear friends for a long weekend, sharing our favourite spots at Christmas in Provence. Long delicious lunches, after which we meandered around the streets of  Lourmarin and …

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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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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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Luberon vineyards by Ménerbes in Autumn
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Nature’s autumn gown in Provence

As we drove through the countryside yesterday surrounded by the beauty of the season and the drama of the landscape, I pondered how colour defines the time of year. Follow Shutters & Sunflowers

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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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