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Avignon - Day 3

Avignon Day 3 June 10

I woke at 3 am! And didn’t really get back to sleep. Marion suggested I visited the market at Villeneaux-lez-Avignon – across the river. 801 more words


On the French Socialist Party and rebuilding the French left

“ It is difficult to say what the PS is today. Its figures, its staff, its members are not one single entity. Part of it has gone off toward Macron and En Marche. 122 more words


WWII Heroines: Violette Szabo | A R T L▼R K

A reblog of a reblog because the original link is no longer extant!
On the 26th of June 1921, Violette Szabo, daughter of an English cabbie and a French dressmaker was born in Paris. 28 more words

20th Century

Psychology: Non religious people found to be more closed-minded

By ERIC W. DOLAN June 23, 2017

New research indicates that religious believers can be better at perceiving and integrating different perspectives than atheists in Western Europe. 573 more words

Je regrette

Think of the wren
and how little flesh is needed to make a song.

from Why Regret?, Galway Kinnell

It takes me a while to get into a Paris mood, and on this trip it came on the last day as Laura and I moved from market stall to stall in the Rue de la Convention while Senegalese aromas drifted by, then the clean smell of the best sea fish, then roasted chickens, potatoes that caught the drippings, then the colors of abricots blushed pink and rose, cherries, red and black currants, and so many varieties of strawberries.

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Photos - Elsewhere

On Gruissan Plage. 2: Bonjour, une Baguette S'il Vous Plaît

What was I looking forward to most, on my holidays? What was I thinking about most in the weeks beforehand, in the days getting stuff ready, on the drive to the airport, in the plane, on the drive out to Gruissan Plage? 619 more words

Magic In The Mundane


If all the drama and excitement in the lead up to the British Open has whetted your appetite, take a look at these other great golf tournaments taking place across Europe this year. 380 more words