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Chocolate House by Nathalie Bonn

In the centre of the oldest part of city sits the picturesque, almost fairy tale palace of the Grand Dukes of Luxembourg. A stern, armed guard stands in the sentry box, upright and expressionless, occasionally stamping his feet loudly – … Continue reading

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Un Petit Peu de Paris

Paris is only two hours from Luxembourg on the rocket-fuelled TGV. And as our apartment in Luxembourg is 5 minutes walk to the station, we planned to take the train to Paris last weekend. I just really fancied walking out … Continue reading

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A Month in the Country

So we have been four weeks in Luxembourg and already the city is feeling familiar. And we have found a house. Now we just need our furniture to arrive from the Philippines, and we can start feeling properly settled. My twice-weekly French … Continue reading

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Landing in Luxembourg

As we flew over Luxembourg last week, we were thrilled to observe that the countryside had been lightly dusted with snow.  I was reminded, inconsequentially, of that classic Aussie film ‘The Castle’ and Sal’s dab hand with the icing sugar. As we pulled … Continue reading

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First Impressions

            Icy air bites at fingertips and ears with teeth as sharp as a kitten’s Talcum-soft snowflakes drift down through the lamplight to kiss naked branches, car bonnets, tongues Church spires and clock towers sketch … Continue reading

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Reviewing ‘Songs on the Wind’

My first official review for ‘Songs on the Wind,’ was published in ANZA News, November 2016. What a thrill! ‘Songs on the Wind: Essays from a life with no borders, only horizons’ by Alexandra Gregori Reviewed by Diana Guild If … Continue reading

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Fig: bursting with flavour

“A great source of fibre and full of vitamins and minerals, dried and fresh figs have a long and illustrious history. Known for being a healthy and versatile ingredient they can add a burst of sweetness to all kinds of … Continue reading

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A Stitch in Time

Daniel Radcliffe reputedly stated that he is not clumsy, just accident prone, but it sounds to me like he is simply quibbling with semantics. Call it what you will, I too am klutzy, clumsy, uncoordinated and monumentally accident prone, often butterfingered or … Continue reading

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Oodles of Noodles at Ogawa

“I wouldn’t exactly call it ‘cooking’ but I can make noodles. That means I can boil water, put the pasta in and wait until it’s done.” ~  Devon Werkheiser, American actor. It is two years to the day since I … Continue reading

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Of Ghosts and Ghouls and Clotted Cream

I was hardly dressed for afternoon tea in a smart country house hotel. We had been on the road since 10am and I had dressed for comfort, not style, en route to the Midlands, to deliver our younger son to … Continue reading

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