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Finding Santons in Metz

If you’re a fan of Peter Mayle and his wonderful stories about Provence life and culture then you may be familiar with santons. The word means “little saints” and refers to handmade clay figures dressed in old style traditional dress … Continue reading

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Christmas is coming to Covent Garden London

See? The holiday season can start early when Thanksgiving Day is not part of the calendar. Guy Fawkes day is November 5, then it’s off to the races! Covent Garden has lots of activities planned, including live reindeer on the … Continue reading

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Prague Christmas market album

Christmas in Prague – a magical-sounding phrase. Prague was the third of four European cities with Christmas markets I visited in December. The weather was seasonal, colder than we had in the northeastern U.S. at the time; no snow on … Continue reading

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