IN THE VALLEY OF THE SUN KING

  Sun shines in the valley where the sun king came to stay, shade is shy in the valley at the king and queen’s hideaway. Shadows slip through the valley down from stars to under stairs, some secrets slip through the valley whispered from lips of concrete heirs. Sun shines in the valley on swans […]

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FRAMING FRANCE; STRASBOURG

– Last weekend, possibly the final weekend of glorious sunshine for another year, we went to Strasbourg, the final birthday celebration, a city that is fully French, was once German for almost 50 years and is now filled with pretzels, flammenkueche, and all around adorability… And good cocktails! What? I’m Irish!!! Seriously, I wanted to […]

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ESCAPE TO THE SOUTH, FRAMING FRANCE

  A weekend in Marseille, Frioul, Cassis and the hills and beaches of Calanque… Frioul Archipelago Marseille seen from the Frioul and the island of If, from The Count of Monte Cristo Vieux Port, Marseille  Calanque View from the restaurant in Calanque  Calanque de Sugiton Backstreet of charm in Cassis Pastis before brunch All photographs […]

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COLOUR ON CURT CORNERS, PART 8; HUES OF WHO WE ARE

  Blue boy harbouring at hints from other hues; breathless to be breezy, tu sais? A longing to lay with lavender, on a lawn of iris and amethyst, to be lyrical with lilac in its supple shade, to whisper over walls like blankets over bodies, like worry over waves, ready to be ruby in red, […]

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