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About frenchfry36

South African by birth, British by right, Australian by oath, French by choice.

Finishing on a high

From New York to Niagara; from Canada to California; from desert to tropical island… we finished off our year-long round-the-world gap-year in 2010 with a month in North America, visiting Canada and 3 states of the USA. New York, New … Continue reading

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Around Argenton

As I continue walking you through my recently compiled photobook, here are a few shots taken not far from our house in central France… Argenton 2011 Within our town of Argenton-sur-Creuse there are so many interesting buildings to see: historical, … Continue reading

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One week in Greece

As a side trip from France in 2009 (milking our one-year around-the-world airfare for every kilometre!) we flew across to Greece, the land of my husband’s heritage, hoping to find evidence of his father’s birth there (and therefore his right … Continue reading

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Ahhhh Argenton

There’s a little place in the centre of France, straddled across the River Creuse, under the watchful eye of the Bonne Dame, called Argenton-sur-Creuse. The old mill 2009 The old bridge 2009 Riverside houses 2009 La Bonne Dame 2010 Anyone … Continue reading

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A hop, step and a jump through Asia

Although our hearts belong to Europe, we loved the month we spent in Asia back in 2009. Funny how that sounds so long ago now that we have reached 2020… wasn’t it just a moment ago? Bangkok Thailand A private … Continue reading

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First impressions last

Just over a decade ago, in 2009, my husband, Tony, and I began our French adventure. Here are the shots from our very first trip to Argenton-sur-Creuse in central France, via London and Paris on that inaugural trip, that made … Continue reading

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A few Australian highlights

As record-breaking – and heartbreaking – bush fires rage in parts of Australia, my walk down memory lane (through my recently compiled photobook) happens to feature some shots of Australia’s natural beauty and interesting regions taken on various trips I … Continue reading

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Whirlwind world tour

What started out as a straightforward trip to the Bahamas turned into a 5 week round-the-world whirlwind tour with my sister back in 2003. Sometimes a round-the-world plane fare works out to be great value when you visit more than … Continue reading

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45,000 memories

When my sister kindly gifted me a photobook voucher for my birthday this year it gave me impetus to really dig through my 45,000 photos (yes, I’m not joking… and that’s after lots of culling!) to put together a very … Continue reading

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A funny thing happened when we arrived in Paris

We had a bit of a “Fawlty Towers” experience on finally arriving in Paris in June last year… When our flight from Hong Kong was significantly delayed, we let the hotel know we would arrive early the following morning; and … Continue reading

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