Category Archives: France

Great Uncle Alexander Keay

What a surprise I got when, during our gym ladies Christmas lunch in November last year, November 11th to be precise, I received a cellphone call from my UK cousin Peter,  who was at that very moment awaiting the start of the ceremony … Continue reading

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Today is National Heritage Day in South Africa

…  or as it’s commonly known, National Braai Day.  We will have a braai tomorrow,   not because of today’s significance, but because our children will be coming for Sunday lunch ! This is a day when one should be reflecting … Continue reading

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Our family Christmas .. 2015

I hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends, love and laughter .. good food and wine .. and lots of prezzies This was ours … Christmas Eve was spent under a full moon on Jeanette and Lance’s … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday : 16 July 2012 .. Loire Valley, France

Three years ago, hubby and I were on the fabulous ‘Best of France’ Trafalgar Tour, and on this day, we were in the beautiful Loire Valley, stopping at the 16th century Château de Chenonceau .. stuff fairytales are made of !!   Only in … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday : 9 July 2012 : France

On this day, three years ago, hubby and I were on a Trafalgar Tour in France 🙂  It was my first time, ever, in Europe !!!   And .. on this day, on 9th July, we were on our first day of the tour around … Continue reading

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Travel reminiscences from … Avignon, Provence

I’m having difficulty keeping to the ‘Fave Five Photos’ !!   So I shall change the ‘series’  to travel reminiscences but it won’t be an overload of photos  ;)!!!! I love, love, love lavender!  I have many bushes in my garden.  … Continue reading

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Fave five photos …. from St Paul de Vence

Referring to my last post of ‘what to do next’ I will endeavour to ‘trawl through my travel pics’  as Jonker Firefly Photo Files) suggested.  I didn’t have to go too far as I have several photographs in a folder which I call … Continue reading

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I didn’t mean to eavesdrop but ….

Monday is my yoga day.  An hour and half of me time.   I am calm .. I am whole .. I am me.   I need the feeling to stay with me longer .. just a little longer before I step … Continue reading

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Walk-about in Paris # 3 .. final!

Last bit 🙂    our last walk-about in Paris.   We left the following afternoon, not before taking a slow stroll along the Allée des Cygnes from Pont de Grenelle to Pont de Bir Hakeim   Children’s Dior shop … Music … Continue reading

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Walk-about in Paris # 2

Our walk-about continues .. hope you’re still with me 😉 😉 Pont Alexandre III  … Back to our walk down the Champs Elysées, in preparation for the Tour de France – the finish in Paris was the following day – we missed … Continue reading

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