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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!
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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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