Blogging Highlights of 2013

About this time last year I wrote a post about the 10 bucket list new destinations I’d like to go to over the next couple of years or so. Well, I’ve only managed to tick off one this year – to Istanbul – but I’ve still had a fantastic year of travel and eating, and […]

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Home-grown Squash with Tomatoes & Soft Buffalo Cheese

I must confess straight away that it isn’t my home-grown squash; I didn’t grow it. But my friend Rona did and when I visited her on Saturday she gave me a chunk of huge squash to bring home. Rona has been growing wonderful vegetables in her garden for almost as long as I’ve known her. […]

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Art and Food in Aix en Provence

Part of the reason for coming to beautiful Aix en Provence was to be able to wake up in the morning and know that it would be hot, the sky blue and the sun would be shining. I wasn’t disappointed. A little bit of cloud covered the sky briefly in the middle of the day […]

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Eurostar to Aix en Provence and the Kindness of Strangers

It was making lavender ice cream that did it. Next thing I knew I was booking a Eurostar mini break to Aix en Provence in search of lavender, Cezanne and Proven├žal cooking. Not to mention sun. I do love sun and hot weather. I know we’ve had quite a lot of it in London recently […]

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