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A walk down memory lane… and a winner!

A walk down memory lane… and a winner!

When I moved to Paris in the mid 1990s, I was supposed to be working on my PhD in French literature. I had no contacts there, no place to live (I stayed at a women’s foyer for the first month) and no job. The things we do when we are young and carefree, huh? After […]

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ArtHome Paris (prononcer arôme) – l’atelier

ArtHome Paris (prononcer arôme) – l’atelier

A few months ago, whilst perusing the internet for ideas for our Paris holiday this Christmas, I came across Rosa Jackson’s blog entry about an ArtHome cooking atelier and was intrigued. It sounded a little bit exclusive because each session only accommodated 12 people. Right up my alley – something that was all about cooking […]

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Food/Blogger: A week in Paris

Food/Blogger: A week in Paris

Ok, so we spent one week in Paris and we headed off to Dinan (Brittany) on Saturday morning – hopefully by the time you are reading this we are not still trying to get out of Paris on the péripherique! You read about our Saturday night dinner and our Monday lunch, right? And you checked […]

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Christmas Day in Paris

Christmas Day in Paris

Christmas Day dawned bright and sunny (enfin!!!) and we started out the morning lingering over coffee in the flat, with a couple of phone calls to home… Neil presented me with this lovely original painting: My two great loves – Cleo and macarons!!! This was painted by Carole at Paris Breakfasts – ironically, the person […]

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Mery Christmans (no, this is not a typo!)

Mery Christmans (no, this is not a typo!)

Ten years ago in Morocco, even in the midst of Ramadan, we were thrilled to be welcomed and wished Mery Christmans (or even Merry Christmas!). This year to all my readers and friends around the world, I wish you a wonderful Christmas and holiday season. My gifts to you are two-fold: Firstly, following my macaron […]

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