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July 2019

I am in the Berry region of France, about three hours’ drive south of Paris, where I am preparing an itinerary for a garden and cultural tour to the Dordogne and Berry regions of France for next year. I have always enjoyed my planning work...

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June 2019

I have been at our home in Normandy in the north of France since Easter. It has been a pleasant change arriving earlier and enjoying milder temperatures, instead of the searing temperatures which Europe has experienced over the past few July and August...

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May 2019

It is that very soft and colour-enriched time of the year, when people and plants start to slow down. I can watch endlessly as autumn colours enhance our lives. Pumpkin, quinces, peaches, courgette flowers, apples and corn are a few of the foods that come...

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