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Paris

Lunchtime in a brasserie on the Place de la Sorbonne. This customer sat at the table next to us.

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Living a Dream – Day 13

On the other side of the hill, behind these ruined walls, is Valaurie, a vibrant village of artists. The tiny cobbled laneways are winding passages and stone steps bordered by lavender, roses, flowering shrubs and artificial sunflowers. The houses, many … Continue reading

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Living a Dream – Day 7

When the normal life you’ve made for yourself is on hold, when its day to day living can’t intrude, distract or make demands, or if it does you can’t do anything anyway, writing is easy. Time is what I’m giving … Continue reading

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Living a Dream – Day 4

Warning! Do not go to Gordes’ Tuesday market if you want to buy food straight from the farm. Do not go to Gordes’ market if you want to pretend you’re french. Do not go to Gordes on Tuesday before 10am, … Continue reading

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Living a Dream – Day 3

We woke to rain this morning. It pounded on the terra cotta tiles and gushed down our tiny steep street. The down pipe from our neighbour’s house empties straight onto the cobblestones next to our front door. I shoved towels … Continue reading

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Living a Dream – Day 2

It’s Sunday, and no rest day for the writer. The notebook my friends’ gave me for inspiration is open on the table. The lines in the book are made of Jane Austen’s Emma written in teeny tiny letters. But I’m … Continue reading

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Living a Dream

Today we arrived in Menerbes, a walled medieval village that runs along a hilltop in the Luberon Valley. We’re staying here for three weeks so I can live out a lifetime dream of writing in France. We arrived at 6 … Continue reading

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