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Provence Wine: Tasting notes

Provence wine When a local Provence wine tasting club asked Jamie Ivey to introduce them to English wine, little did they realise what was at stake. The phrases ‘hospital pass’ and ‘poisoned chalice’ came imm...
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Village Life

Provence Living This provence living post was previously published in the Riviera Reporter I recently overheard a row in our village square. I’ll set the scene: beautiful sunny day, around about that time in ...
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#Provence blog – Hairdressing Riviera style

Provence blog This provence blog post was first published in the Riviera Reporter Normally I have my hair cut by a pompier. My wife says you can pretty much tell by the end result. By this she means it’s evid...
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Provence Lifestyle: To pee or not to pee….

Provence living This provence living post was previously published in the Riviera Reporter. It’s just possible that this is my last column for the Riviera Reporter. Either the mystery illness I’m about to wri...
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Provence Lifestyle – Oh the bare cheek of it!

This post was initially published in The Riviera Reporter Every Wednesday I stand and watch them. Fifteen women of varying shapes and sizes grunting and groaning to the music. Some of the moves are embarrassin...
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Blog: The Ghost of Christmas past

This time last year there was a crisis in the  Provencal village of Lourmarin. According to tradition on the last Saturday before Christmas, Pere Noel would make a special trip to give presents to the children ...