A weekend in Nantes, Brittany

They say there was a particularly progressive law that came from this part of France in 1598. Called the Edict of Nantes, it allowed unheard of religious freedoms to the Protestant minority living in Catholic France at the time. It was a law that upheld their rights and allowed them to live by their faith. […]

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Cooking up a Korean feast soon

It’s been a while since I’ve cooked for friends. Even longer since I’ve cooked Korean. Usually it’s my husband who cooks for guests. But this time he asked if I could cook a few Korean dishes. I have planned my menu. Japchae (noodles). Bulgogi (marinated bbq beef and pork). Dakjjim (chicken stew). The thing about […]

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Fireworks at the opera

That time my friend had tickets to the opera by the harbour and we saw the heavens light up. It was many years ago now. But it was a lovely time on Sydney harbour watching Madame Butterfly. The image was taken on my phone and edited with Hipstamatic. For Becky’s October Past Square

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Letters

The old Daily Post Photo Challenge for 25 April 2014 was about letters. Cheri wanted us to share images of scrambled letters in any language. Made me think. There’s only 26 letters in the English alphabet. Yet they can be used to make someone’s day or break someone’s heart. Powerful things, letters. The image today […]

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Flower of the Day

It was raining in London today. I trudged along its wet streets to post some birthday gifts for family back in Australia and New York. When I came home sodden from the rain, I discovered a box full of flowers on our kitchen bench. It was a surprise from kind friends in Sydney! They had […]

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Fresh mint in my ice tea

It’s a five year old memory now. This was taken the night my husband found out his good friend was dying. I knew he was devastated by the news. But he wasn’t talking. He just quietly cooked dinner and put fresh mint in my ice tea. For Debbie’s Six Word Saturday

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