Posts in category Stories of Life


Thanksgiving Appetizers
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Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is about family and dear friends, to be surrounded by those we love. Thanksgiving is when Autumn’s golden hues, its’ burnt umbers and cinnamons change to winter’s mantle of green and white. Thanksgiving is when the nights have drawn in …

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Autumn leaves in Lourmarin, Provence, France
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Life is not about the destination but the journey

Yesterday as I went to see Chris after his surgery my journey again took me along tree lined vineyards carpeted in a soft kiss of white blossom petals. Tractors slowly churning the rich soil, men toiling alone, bedecked in large …

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Medical crisis in Uzes, ambulance on Rue du Grande Bougarde Uzes
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“Bon Courage!” – coping with a medical crisis in Uzes

A medical crisis in Uzes is not something I had anticipated. I never expected to have to learn such french words as ‘infirmière’, ‘douleur’, ‘ordonnance’, ‘chirurgie’ – nurse, pain, prescription, surgery… There are of course other words which have a much easier …

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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!
Activities in LourmarinAround ProvenceLanguedoc-RousillonStories from UzesStories of LifeUzes

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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