Kangaroos and Pineapple in Paris?

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.


Technology Can Test You

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


Les Baux de Provence

July 10th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

Les Baux de Provence. I have romped over these ruins several times, put my head in the replica stocks like every other tourist for a photo, and absorbed the history and wondered how hard and difficult life must have been all those centuries ago


French La Canicule.

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


Story Telling

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,


Barging In France

June 24th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

On board Panache, one of European Waterways’ luxury barges that ply the many waterways of Europe, it’s all about choices.



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