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  • Nice and Postcards from Provence

    Tweet I have been spending so much time in Nice, Provence and on the French Riviera over the past few months for work that I’ve kind of been taking it for granted. In fact…

    July 17, 2016
  • My French selfie

    Tweet So it’s been a few weeks since I’ve managed to make The Gallery, mostly because I’ve been in France. In fact, when the theme for this week’s Gallery popped up on my twitter…

    April 2, 2014
  • 2 Days in Avignon

    Tweet So last week I spent a few days in the French city of Avignon; it was a work trip but I managed to see quite a lot of the city. And what an…

    March 25, 2014
  • In praise of the Grand Tour for kids

    Tweet Back in the 19th century the Grand Tour used to be all the rage – a way for young men to see all the important architectural and cultural sights of Europe before returning…

    July 25, 2013
  • Water jousting and oysters in France

    Tweet I was in France overnight on Thursday, cruising from Sète to Marseilles – but before our ship, the Azamara Quest, departed, we were treated to a display of water jousting. Thankfully this involves men…

    April 9, 2013
  • Baked Camembert with Cranberry Jam

    Tweet Ever since we went to Switzerland No 1 Son and I have been a bit obsessed with fondue. On one trip we had the sweet version – served with chocolate, with different fruits;…

    April 24, 2012