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Bandol, Var, Provence, France
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Early springtime by the Mediterranean in Bandol

The quaint fishing town of Bandol, nestled within the embrace of a sweeping Mediterranean bay, a mere 80 minutes drive from Lourmarin and yet a world away for my sleepy little spot in the Luberon. Bustling on a market day …

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Market day at San Francisco’s Ferry Building

People across the globe love an outdoor market, especially when in a beautiful world famous city like San Francisco which holds a Farmers Market several times a week right beside the Bay. There is something special about purchasing hand grown, …

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Plan your stay in Lourmarin, visit Palais des Papes, Avignon, Vaucluse, Provence, France
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A family together, discovering Le Palais des Papes

Our lovely daughter Kate, back in the fold to enjoy ‘La Belle France’ with us again and come with us to visit Le Palais des Papes in Avignon! Happily posing with a T-shirt from Daddy, recently purchased in some far off …

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Nun selling wine at Wednesday Market in Uzes, Languedoc Roussillon, France
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Life in Provence, filling my heart with joy, each day!

As I woke on Wednesday morning, contemplating the day ahead and my life in Provence, I thought that to celebrate the year’ s extra day, February 29th, I should be doing something special, other than focusing on work. Then I remembered …

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Provence in winter
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Uzes in winter, special times with special friends

Uzes in winter, a wonderful time to sit over a coffee, when it’s cold outside spending time with friends whom you met many years ago, before children, mortgages, health care issues and all the messy things called ‘life’ have deposited …

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Olives for sale in the Uzès market
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Entertaining in Uzès and coping with local gourmet delights!

Last night I had my first dinner party, entertaining in Uzès, ‘une belle soirée avec de nouveaux amis y de la Suède, qui j’ai rencontré dans ma classe de français!’ (a lovely evening with my new friends from Sweden, whom I met in French class!) Maybe this …

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Living in Uzes, my life over the last few days

Living in Uzes, what have I been doing over the last few days?! Well that, ‘Love Actually Moment’ happened on arrival but was not nearly so wonderful yesterday back at the Terminal in Marseille Airport, returning a loved one. However …

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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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