le tour

One thing we were really looking forward to on our trip was the opportunity to catch a stage of the Tour de France in person. Like many of you, the Tour has long formed the backdrop to my summer knitting and Tom, who is a keen cyclist, relishes it even more. I love the grand…

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holiday snaps

Hello! We have been away enjoying the landscape, sights, sounds, and colourful details of the beautiful Haut Var. A fortnight of bright light and warmth was just what was required. Here are some snapshots of our trip. Lac de Saint Croix Sillans la Cascade Cave chapel at Fox Amphoux Moustiers Sainte-Marie view above Tour Tour…

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La Mode Ecossaise

I am deep in research and writing at the moment, and thought I’d keep bringing you some of my incidental finds and thoughts as I come across them. Searching through online images of French fashion magazines from the first few decades of the last century (as one does) recently, I came across several references to…

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