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Signs of spring in Provence… (a photo post)

Greetings dear readers and friends. Well, I hope it’s warm and sunny in your corner of the world, because for us… spring is on!  We went from thunderstorms last week (even a hailstorm last Thursday) to summer-like temperatures and clear, blue skies. And man, it’s really nice. And the change in people’s moods is pretty […]

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Travel Posts

12 Tips for Traveling in Provence

It’s here! Spring has arrived… and not a minute too soon. This past weekend was the first sunny one we’ve had in the last 3-4 weeks. And it wasn’t much better before that… Snow, we had snow this year. It snowed in our front yard and covered our house and yes, it was magical… but […]

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Le Blog

Renoir’s Dancer… {Book Giveaway}

Greetings dear readers and friends. I’m very excited to have a book giveaway for on the blog today. And what a book it is! Renoir’s Dancer, by Catherine Hewitt, transported me clear across France – from a small village in Limoges to the bohemian streets of Montemartre in Paris; and from the circus to the […]

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Travel Posts

Jane’s Belle Provence … {Guest Post}

Greetings dear readers and friends. We have a lovely guest post today from author Jane Dunning. Jane has written several guest posts for the blog and I welcome her insights and colorful stories about Provence. In addition, she’s written two books which are set in “our” beautiful south of France and which you can find […]

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My Provence

My Provence… Aixploring Provence with Erin Jordan

Greetings dear readers and friends. I’m very excited to bring you the latest addition to the My Provence interview series – a “conversation” with Erin Jordan of Aixploring Provence tours. Erin and her family have lived in Provence for nearly 8 years and her journey is one of those “oh wow” expat stories you come across […]

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Life in France

Feeling French in the New Year

Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you all a happy & healthy 2018. We had a calm and relaxing Christmas in the north of France with my in-laws. Of course I ate way too much, and had a few too many glasses of wine, but isn’t that what the […]

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Christmas Traditions in Provence

If you spend enough time in Provence you’ll begin to see how invested people are in continuing the local traditions. This is perhaps most evident at village festivals where celebrants dress in period costume, bring out their finest musical instruments, and hold processions in the center of town – venerating everything from saints to local […]

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Life in France

Living in France, some of my challenges

Greetings dear readers and friends! Well, life is ticking along here in France, and the holiday season is right around the corner (shops are already decked-out with holiday decorations galore), and I’ve been thinking a lot about life here in Provence. So much has changed in my life since I moved to France some 7 […]

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Life in France

Moving to a Provençal Village

Greetings dear readers and friends. So… we’ve moved! After living for 7 years in the portside city of Toulon, we recently moved just outside the village of Ollioules – a ten-minute drive from our former home and near the towns of Sanary-sur-Mer, Six-Fours-les-Plages, and Le Beausset village. We’d been thinking of moving from Toulon for […]

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The Olive Festival in Ollioules… in photos

Greetings dear readers and friends! Well, we are enjoying lovely, sunny weather after an unseasonably cold start to fall. The leaves are starting to change colors (so pretty!) but it’s still a great time to be outdoors – as witnessed by all the hikers, bikers, and beach fans roaming around town. And what a nice […]

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