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Kangaroos and Pineapple in Paris?

Published on July 19th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

On the first floor is Josephine’s bedroom, a drawing room, the Josephine room, and the dressing room, her favourite place where she spent many hours each day with her ladies-in-waiting having her hair dressed and deciding on what clothes she would wear for the day.... Read More


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Technology Can Test You

Published on July 13th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

I can handle power showers, those devices that almost blast you out of the bathroom…they can be fun. I can cope with two or three varieties of shower heads in the one system, although it is not easy to change the shower head from a gentle rain forest trickle to a spurting gush while you are all soaped up... Read More


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French La Canicule.

Published on July 2nd, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

A French La Canicule. We are in the grip of a heatwave, or as the French so delightfully call it: La Canicule... Read More


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Story Telling

Published on July 1st, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

It was a dark and stormy night… You can’t beat that sentence to start a story. Cliché it may be, platitudinous it certainly is, but it has withstood the trials of time, and I reckon it... Read More


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The French Heat

Published on June 18th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

Coming to you again from France this week, in fact I’ll be coming to you from this lovely country for the next few weeks. We are in the grip of a heatwave, or as the French... Read More


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