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Riding up Mont Ventoux

This post was originally published on 21 Aug 2012. I’m republishing it  to coincide with the Tour de France’s return to Provence with a climb of the Mont Ventoux. I look forward to watching the climb on the TV although I wish I could be there in person to cheer the riders on. And for […]

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Taking a risk: Gorges du Verdon

D turned to me and said, “I will if you will.” I knew he was kidding and he knew my answer would be negative. We stood there watching these young risk takers fill out forms and put on their harnesses and I wondered why on earth would you willingly throw yourself off a bridge, in […]

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Originally posted on Blissful Basil:
Patience is most often a virtue but once in a while it’s a lavender macaron.  A petite, pillow-like cookie that is typically so darn pretty one might believe that it couldn’t possibly taste good.  But it does.  It tastes like heaven all wrapped up into two bites.  Of course, tasting heaven is going to cost you. …

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Two hours in Ménerbes

This time last year, I was in Toronto preparing to return to France with my mother in tow.  Even though we’re only a few days into April, much like last year, much of France was blessed with an early spring.  Even Paris had shrugged off her grey coat in favour of sunny skies. D and […]

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Colours of Provence

I’m still trying to recover from the serious change in weather last week.  The rainstorms had me hibernating like a bear in its den.  All my energy was sapped; I felt listless and lifeless.  I just wanted to sit.  And do nothing.  The skies were grey and sad, not the azure blue that I love.  […]

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