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Anzac Day at Villers-Bretonneux

Today, April 25th, is Anzac Day in Australia. The original Anzacs (Australian New Zealand Army Corps ) served at Gallipoli and on the western front but today we remember all Australian service men and women who gave their lives for our country. Across Australia and overseas, Remembrance Services are being attended by ever increasing numbers […]

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French Sunflowers

  More than anything else, sunflowers remind me of France! Many people say they are reminded of Italy when they see their brilliant yellow flowers but France will always be upper most in my mind. We have just spent a couple of days near Bergerac surrounded by fields of stunning flowers. Some are nearly finished […]

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Sunday Snapshot: Shakespeare & Company

    Shakespeare & Company is one of Paris’ oldest English speaking bookshops. Wander through the maze of rooms on the ground floor filled with books old and new, past rooms where aspiring writers can spend the night and up the rickety stairs to a little corner on the second floor. Here, where an old […]

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The Queen’s Theatre at Versailles

Sunday Snapshot:     Marie Antoinette loved to perform. As a child in Vienna her family had often put on performances and she wanted to keep this tradition alive whilst she was in France. In 1780 she had her favourite architect, Richard Mique, build this small private theatre, the Petite Théâtre de la Reine, so that performances […]

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