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It is a delicacy of the area where I am staying here in France. I saw it featured at a farmers market this afternoon where two plates were on offer ...ah thankyou but no thankyou ! Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at mosaic road
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Luckily for our intrepid walking group, it wasn’t hot and it wasn’t cold and although those big grey clouds were threatening , it didn’t rain ! Yesterday’s hike was about 16 kms through verdant farmlands. The French countryside in spring is a glorious place to be. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at mosaic road
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After the abundance of spring flowers, I have been overjoyed to see the French farm animals grazing on rich pastures. Lots of farm dogs...mainly border collies...come wagging out to see our rambling group, wanting to be patted....and I of course love that ! Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at mosaic road
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Here are some of the views I saw as I trudged today both uphill and down, in sunshine and in rain, on tarmac and in ankle deep mud ! It took six hours but I made it one piece and I am delighted that tomorrow is a rest day ! Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at mosaic road
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Today seemed all about pink as I wandered the streets and parks of Lyon in France . It’s a lovely city straddling the Rhone and the Saonne rivers. The gardens were in full bloom and the tourists are yet to flood in. #thehappynow Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at mosaic road
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Cascades of roses, just stunning in every colour, dazzled and wowed me at Parc de la Tete D’Or in Lyon today. The historic international rose garden has 360 varieties and 5,000,000 roses...just magnificent and sensational and and and...not enough adjectives for this glorious sight. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at mosaic road
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Extraordinarily stunning chandelier-esque light fittings at the Paul Bocuse restaurant where I ate dinner tonight. He died at 91 this year leaving behind a huge and highly respected culinary legacy . There are no less than 8 Paul Bocuse restaurants here in Lyon alone. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at mosaic road
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My bedroom window for the next week looks upon this vista from Mother Nature...what a view ! Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at mosaic road
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There is documentation about the construction of Cathedrale St Maurice de Vienne from 1030. I visited Vienne...not Vienna...yesterday...it is a French town with so many Roman ruins it is like a mini archeological site, dominated by this amazing Gothic styled Basilica. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at mosaic road
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This tradition of semi permanent tattooing goes back maybe at least 5000 years to ancient India and Egypt .Pigment from the leaves of a henna tree was found to cause staining so body adornment for religious reasons and other rituals and ceremonies became popular,. It was also used for dyeing... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2018 at mosaic road
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Polly has a pillow on a chair on the balcony. She loves to be there and sleeps away the day in the sun. Recently high winds blew the pillow off the chair and also the little tea towel that covers it. Polly happily assumed her normal position preparing for a... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2018 at mosaic road
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Polly has a pillow on a chair on the balcony. She loves to be there and sleeps away the day in the sun. Recently high winds blew the pillow off the chair and also the little tea towel that covers it. Polly happily assumed her normal position preparing for a... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2018 at mosaic road
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Eleven months ago I visited Berlin for the first time and loved it. German history has always fascinated me and I was keen to see and touch what was the old dividing Berlin Wall and walk around the famous checkpoint. The desolation and sadness that Wall caused was, for me,... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2018 at mosaic road
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I think Morocco is one country where you can eat healthily very easily and it’s no problem at all being vegetarian. Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2018 at mosaic road
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I just take it for granted now that I pass donkeys in the street everyday of my life !!!! Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2018 at mosaic road
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Today I was lucky enough to be a party guest at a special and very original event held simultaneously in two countries. Guests assembled at 10am in the US and at 4pm in Morocco for joint celebrations and intermingling via Skype. Gossip, gifts and food were exchanged on both sides... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2018 at mosaic road
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Shawarma, gyro, donor kebab....all delicious meaty variations on a theme. Can be any meat or mixed meats but cooking happens slowly all day on a vertical grill. Here in Marrakech, shawarma is found everywhere and is fabulous . The history of this food goes back to the Ottoman Empire in... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2018 at mosaic road
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Over the years I have had many garage sales and stalls at weekend trash and treasure markets. Today was my first in Marrakech and it was fun and successful. Cafe Clock allowed us to take over their downstairs area and we filled it with tables laden with wares, new and... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2018 at mosaic road
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In this instance the plates were as lovely as the cakes and they were paper ! In developed countries we are so used to stores just filled with a riotous abundance of party plates and cards and wrapping paper for every occasion and more, not so Morocco. Wrapping paper is... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2018 at mosaic road
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As you head into Asni on the way to Imlil there is a ‘police station” and the gendarmerie do vehicle checks, so it’s not an ideal place to stop and take photos of these amazing storks but after hours is a different story....maybe due to the bad weather today !... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2018 at mosaic road
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We were riding mules in this cloudy swirling mist yesterday. It was very cold as we were high up in the Atlas Mountains and the weather was pretty bleak and at times, we could not see too far in front of us. The normal views of ancient Berber villages set... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2018 at mosaic road
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Today I was lucky enough to be a party guest at a special and very original event held simultaneously in two countries. Guests assembled at 10am in the US and at 4pm in Morocco for joint celebrations and intermingling via Skype. Gossip, gifts and food were exchanged on both sides... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2018 at mosaic road
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Shawarma, gyro, donor kebab....all delicious meaty variations on a theme. Can be any meat or mixed meats but cooking happens slowly all day on a vertical grill. Here in Marrakech, shawarma is found everywhere and is fabulous . The history of this food goes back to the Ottoman Empire in... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2018 at mosaic road