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4 Days in Devon

And here’s another spot for my bucket list! Over Christmas holiday we had the pleasure to explore the Devon county of England. Southwest to London, it was a three-and-a-half-hour journey by car, where we stayed in a rural cabin in … Continue reading

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Resilience in Sirmione, Italy

I’m determined to put Sirmione on my bucket list! The most resilient thing about Sirmione, Italy was one particular steadfast nonna. Source: Resilience in Sirmione, Italy

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Pain Perdu with Raspberry and Vanilla — The Good Life France

This is a super easy, extremely tasty way to use up old (stale) bread. A classic French recip, “Pain Perdu” – French Toast, Eggy Bread – makes a perfect breakfast or brunch dish for the weekend or a snack at … Continue reading

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What to see in Nice — The Good Life France

Nice is glamorous. Let’s be honest, it’s what you picture when you imagine Nice; sauntering along Promenade des Anglais, ogling yachts you (probably) can’t afford (yet), and enjoying a drink outside whilst soaking up the Mediterranean sun. With all that … Continue reading

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Opening Week by Ree — The Pioneer Woman

First of all: I’m so sorry I’m just now posting photos of The Merc! To say things have been crazy, nutso, frenzied, hectic, and wacky over the past two weeks—and particularly the last five or six days—is an understatement, and … Continue reading

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Impromptu Painting Party

A few weeks ago my neighbor invited me to an impromptu painting party.  We just selected a photo from the internet and started painting with supplies piled on her dining room table. This was the results of my efforts…. Not … Continue reading

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Reboot the Lunchbox — The Daily South

Cherry tomatoes are dominating our garden boxes this year– we’re buried in Sun Golds, Juliets and Sweet 100s– so the angels sang when Atlanta restaurateur Tal Baum of Bellina Alimentari offered this idea for rebooting the lunchbox: Caprese Lollipops. The … Continue reading

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Bagni di Lucca’s contribution to the earthquake victims — Bella Bagni di Lucca

The residents of Bagni di Lucca got together recently to raise money for the victims of the terrible earthquake in Italy. A long table dinner was organised in the main street of La Villa and was well attended. via Bagni di … Continue reading

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how to make better pizza and get to know your flour

Pizza night in this house never goes unnoticed. The event has been planned in advance. Most likely we have just been on a hunt for a batch of good flour or other interesting ingredients. The kitche… Source: how to make better … Continue reading

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Minus Brad Pitt and a cliff

I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list I’m exceptionally excited today.  I’m heading off on a road trip and it’s a huge one.  You may remember that a few  year… Source: Minus Brad Pitt and a cliff

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