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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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Square in Oradour-sur-glane, World War II village destroyed by the Nazis
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The Tragedy of Oradour-Sur-Glane

This is another piece of French history, but one that is both disturbing and distressing, the story of a sleepy little town, Oradour-Sur-Glane, just north of Limoges. A World War II tragedy, one of the horrific legacies of the Nazi Regime. A regime …

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Doorway in Uzes, Languedoc Roussillon, France
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Turn the door handle to enter, a house in Provence…….

Have you ever wondered what is behind ‘that door’,  if you turned the door handle who you would find?And if you did, how many people the property enfolds, how old they are, what their lives involve, how the house is …

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Gates to the walled Medieval city of Aigues-Mortes, Langudoc Roussillon, France
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Aigues-Mortes, enchanting Medieval Ramparts and ……… salt!!

It is funny how the events of a day that you had not particularly been looking forward to can take an unexpected turn that fills your heart with joy. I left my Kate at the tiny airport of Béziers, a further …

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Smart car parking in Provence!
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A ‘Love Actually’ moment at Marseille Airport

Tomorrow there will be, what our family calls, a ‘Love Actually moment’ at Marseilles Airport. Kate and I will brave the snow and the biting cold to journey to collect someone very special. He will only be able to be …

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