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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


Les Baux de Provence

Published on 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... Read More


Barging In France

Published on 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. Should I sit in the elegant lounge with its timber floors, leather sofas and floral displays... Read More


Van Gogh in Auvers

Published on June 9th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

You have to wonder what Vincent Van Gogh would think if he could look down from where he surely rests in a special section of heaven reserved for artistic virtuosity, to see the extraordinary interest in... Read More

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Published on April 30th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

I really loved exploring Melbourne’s laneways.  When I lived in Melbourne in the 50s and 60s it was a quiet, staid place and the laneways were hidden, empty, un-used. Their purpose was to provide back entrances... Read More

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