Tag Archives: France

Voices in the Mist (1) ~ Steve Tanham

We had never been to the First World War monuments and graves in northern France. As a young man, I considered them part of a national mindset that glorified war. But, over the decades, that view was moderated and I … Continue reading

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Camp Joffre ~ Léa at Found in France

Reblogged from Found in France:  “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” – Albert Einstein La belle France. Yet even the most beautiful of gardens have … Continue reading

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The wounded heart of Paris

The white dome of the Sacré-Cœur, floating like some fairy tale castle against the blackness was my very first glimpse of Paris. It was a school trip, we were no more than children… and I fell in love with the … Continue reading

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Guest author: Sheila Williams ~ St Tropez, a story extract and a NEW book!

When I was fifteen my parents considered me sensible enough to go on an exchange holiday to France. Little did they know. I was excited, nervous. I had never been on holiday alone; I had never been in a plane; … Continue reading

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Visiting Giverny, Monet’s Happy Place – Darlene Foster

Reblogged from Darlene Foster’s Blog: When our friends inquired what I wanted to see while visiting them in France, I asked if Giverny, the home of Claude Monet, was near. They said it was only one hour away and would … Continue reading

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Guest blogger: Juliet Nubel Young – Stronger than Me

  Fate picked me up in my hometown of Glasgow many light years ago and since that day it has moved me around the dog-eared map which has gradually become my life. It moved me eastwards to follow my studies. … Continue reading

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French Postcards 11 from Steve Tanham

Knock-knock-knock-knock-knock… Pierre-Paul Riquet was having a bad night, as he tossed and turned… Louis XIV was his patron, although he doubted even the Sun King’s sponsorship would alleviate his growing debts – debts that had now risen to a level … Continue reading

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French Postcards 10 from Steve Tanham

Bézier is a beautiful city. It was established five hundred years before the Christian Era and thrives today. Roman amphitheatre excavated modern Bèzier It is located in an fascinating region: that of Languedoc-Rousillon, the border Départment  between the Mediterranean side … Continue reading

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French Postcards 8 by Steve Tanham

What would you do if you were the Archbishop of Narbonne and you found yourself being made Pope? Continue reading at Sun in Gemini

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Open borders…

The virus that has been bugging me for the past week or two, manifesting itself under various  guises in order the hide from effective treatment, finally decided a couple of days ago that it would try pretending to be a … Continue reading

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