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Returning to my beautiful Uzès

Uzès, the charming town where I was fortunate enough to spend 4 treasured months in 2012. This vibrant, Duché d’Uzès, the oldest remaining Duchy in France, dating from 1572, steeped in a rich history, was as special as I had remembered it. …

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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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Driving through to France to England

As you leave the vineyards and olive groves behind, speeding northwards, driving through to France, the countryside gradually begins to change. Golden, clay tiles roofs are replaced with slate, church spires seem thinner, reaching higher, the trees and plants become more …

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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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Life perspectives in Provence, all different and yet the same……

Life perspectives change maybe just like the seasons. Right now Uzès is bursting into life. The new leaves have gently uncurled, already beginning to form their natural canopy of shade along the streets and in Place aux Herbs. Shops and restaurants, …

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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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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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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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Exploring the local region near Uzes

We have begun to explore the local region near Uzes! Kate and I whizzed through several of the local perched villages, guided by ‘Arabella’ through, up and down tiny narrow streets. The type that you find yourself screwing up your …

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