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Remember the movie, “When Harry Met Sally” and the infamous scene in the deli with Meg Ryan ? Well, to paraphrase a line from this movie, all I can say is:
“I’ll have what he’s having” and “I want to do what he’s doing!”
Who’s the “he”? He is American Keith Van Sickle, who recently published his memoir called, “One Sip At A Time: Learning To Live In Provence”. After reading it, I want to move to Provence…..NOW. Continue reading →
Thank goodness time heals because I can now look back on a couple of mistakes I have made and laugh. They certainly weren’t funny at the time and they were lessons I had to learn the hard way but as a result, I’ll never make those mistakes again. Hopefully you can learn from my mistakes and won’t encounter them when you travel to France. Continue reading →
With Remembrance Day just around the corner, I thought I would share some information about Verdun and the area around it, as this is the area where the Western front of WW1 was situated. I’d also like to share with you information about incidents which happened during the war: unofficial cease-fires which involved fraternization with the enemy.
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There are many people who don’t travel. Some cannot afford to travel. Some are perfectly content to stay at home and just do their “staycations”. I’m not about to judge anyone for their decision, just like I hope others don’t judge me when I travel to France again and again.
“À chacun son goût” = “To each his own”.
So why travel to France….or anywhere in the world? Travel for your well-being. Continue reading →
I highly recommend a visit to Normandy to explore the history of the D-Day and Normandy Invasions during World War II. Not only will it be moving, it will also be educational and fascinating. June 6, 2016 will be the 72nd anniversary of the D-Day Normandy Invasions by the allies. Continue reading →
I think the experts have it wrong. There’s so much retirement advice that focusses on what one should DO before one retires. I think more emphasis should be about WHO YOU SHOULD BE. Let me explain. Continue reading →