The Grocer’s Son
29 April 2009 | VA Notes Uncategorized

The Grocer’s Son

  This film is a gentle watch with all the right ingredients that make French movies such a pleasure. For a start the main character is pretty easy on the eye and the female counterpart is not bad either. The plot is nothing too heavy or violent with just the right amount of emotional angst

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It Was An Extraordinary Day In London
2 February 2009 | VA Notes Lifestyle

It Was An Extraordinary Day In London

  To wake up in London and find myself in the midst of a winter wonderland. London doesn’t really do snow. There are the occasional flurries or an inch or two that hug the pavements for minutes rather than hours, but generally London is more about the rain than the snow. Not today.   When

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French Music… Jane Birkin
19 November 2008 | VA Notes Uncategorized

French Music… Jane Birkin

Favourite French Music Serge Gainsbourg – Couleur Cafe, Comic Strip, Love and the Beat, and Monsieur Gainsbourg Revisited. Jane Birkin – Je t’aime…Moi non Plus ( again with SG – her great love) and Arabesque Isabelle Boulay – Tout un Jour Carla Bruni – Quelqu’un m’a dit and Comme si de rien netait Belinda Carslile –

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The first day is always the hardest..
17 November 2008 | VA Notes Uncategorized

The first day is always the hardest..

Oh I am tired tonight… I have been picking olives all day in the sunshine (yes, the weather was beautiful in St Remy de Provence today) but I am aching all over – the back hurts, the legs hurt and the long hot soak in the tub is only minutes away. But I don’t care

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19, rue du Bourg Tibourg…
13 October 2008 | VA Notes Paris

19, rue du Bourg Tibourg…

Behind this discreet doorway is the Hotel Boug Tibourg. Situated on the street of the same name, it is right in the middle of the Marais quartier.   The Hotel Bourg Tibourg is a petite boutique style abode that has been reinvigorated by the legendary Costes brothers and decorated by the internationally renowned Jacques Garcia.

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Il y a longtemps que je t’aime,
5 October 2008 | VA Notes Uncategorized

Il y a longtemps que je t’aime,

Kristen Scott Thomas (Four Weddings and a Funeral, A Handful of Dust, The English Patient, The Horse Whisperer and The Other Boleyn Girl) stars in this soulful movie. Aptly subtitled, ‘It is a longtime that I love you’, it is about a woman who spent fifteen years in prison and the subsequent reunion with her

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Summer is nearly over… a good time to start.
27 August 2008 | VA Notes Uncategorized

Summer is nearly over… a good time to start.

The summer feels as if it is coming to an end in southern France – there is a definite crispness in the night air and an autumn clarity in the blue skies. I have just returned from a yoga class with my friends in the neighboring village of Eygalieres and as I drive home along the Voie

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