Friends and Neighbours

  Friends and Neighbours I count myself as the luckiest person in the world because I have the best friends and neighbours ever. No exaggeration. My brother died in January, after a short illness, my mother died in March, age 98, and my nephew a few weeks ago. The amount of support I’ve had during this time has been phenomenal. Clearing out the family home has been a mammoth task – that generation threw nothing away. A huge thank you...

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Embrace Change

This is a gift from my neighbour, Lila. We’d passed on the street several times and said hello, then one Sunday evening she knocked at my door and beckoned me to come with her saying “Mon mari est mort” (my husband is dead) and something else I didn’t quite catch as she disappeared round the corner. I went into panic mode and collected my shoes, keys and phone and scurried after her wondering what I was going to find. That shot of...

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I’m Back!

  Hello, this is my new neighbour, CousCous. More accurately, I’m his new neighbour. CousCous has lived here for a while – I’m the new kid on the block. Where have I been until now?  Like everyone else, dealing with what life has thrown at me. I’ll go into that in more detail over the coming weeks. Where am I now?? I’m enjoying village life in the south of France. It was time for a change and I chose to make that change....

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