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The clay tile roof by Carmel Mission, Carmel, California, USA
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Carmel, California, another one of my special places!

When I wrote my first thoughts about living in Lourmarin, in Provence, France, I asked: ‘when do you know that you are somewhere special and what makes a place special?’ Of course the answer is different for all of us. …

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Mansion in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
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West Palm Beach, Florida

Driving around this beautiful area of West Palm Beach, one is immediately aware that ‘old money’ exists here. Stunning, mansion style properties close to, or on the Ocean. Everything immaculately groomed, in way that  only Americans are capable of! 4, 5, …

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Fort Lauderdale Beach, Florida, USA
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Florida: “We’re not in Kansas anymore!”

The road sign in Calais, France directed us to ‘Tunnel sous La Manche’ ~ The Channel Tunnel and then after a few special days in England and a trans-Atlantic plane ride we are a continent away. Work commitments have taken us …

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Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, Northern California
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San Francisco, the City by the Bay

Is it really surprising that, San Francisco, this beautiful, much loved, much visited, much photographed city is a world destination? Its stunning Bayside location, The Golden Gate Bridge, The Palace of Fine Arts, Alcatraz, Lombard Street and the cable cars …

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Danville, California on the 4th of July Parade
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Happy 4th of July!

This is the day that Americans remember gaining their independence from the British in 1776. Had history unfolded differently maybe today they would still be more officially joined to us as part of the Commonwealth. There are many Americans who, …

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