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CASTLES & COTTAGES

Growing up in England I was introduced to magical Scotland.  America is the country of my birth but London was home and Scotland is where we went for holidays thanks to mother’s second hubby’s connections. In those days I had yet to see anything ugly. The worst had me in the backseat of a dark green Jaguar an
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BOULE

We lived in Morocco in the suburbs of Marrakesh. We left a dinner party in the old part of town, crowded until you drove past thick doors of wood and metal and inside was another world. As is the Arab way of architecture so you never know what ’s going on behind the great walls. Inside it’s all calm and uniformed servan
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UPDATE ON MR FOURNIER

First off, he is alive and well and in his domicile. I know this because I took another drive up the Keys to check on him, worried his son had dragged him and his trailer to Connecticut. I could not locate his domain last time so before taking off on the perilous route I made more precise plans. The road
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SUNDAY STORY 🐣 IN THE SOUP

There was a husband, what the heck was his name? Anyway he fell ill, this was wintertime and we were living in Paris. I said ‘No worries darling I’ll take care of you!’ and I thought, how does one care for the sick?  Chicken soup of course. Off I went to a butcher and that’s where t
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WARRIOR PRINCE OF SERBIA

                                                      Apologies if I scared you with the revelation of my grandfather’s mother who I don’t disparage for be
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PRINCESS 🦄

Aurora Demidoff is the mother of my grandfather HRH Prince Paul of Serbia. The instant he was born she did everything she could to give him away. When he was two he was dispatched to an uncle, permanently. Paul’s biological father, another peach, was already disinterested and long gone. But for sure this affect
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SUNDAY STORY 🍲 NUTS

  While driving around the south east, as a hurricane was eating up my home and I along with most of the state of Florida was running scared, I noticed everywhere were ‘boiled’ peanut stands. I kept meaning to stop, after all I have often lived exclusively on peanuts. But this business of boiling them w
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KILLA

How does a dynasty evolve? Especially when the founder of the dynasty has no interest in any such thing. ‘Black’ George wanted to go back to his family, his farm. But he lost his footing and found himself at the mercy of his rival. And his rival took this opportunity to have him assassinated.  George was never intereste
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Bull Dog

      Why do I care about Kara George? Who is this brigand from the Balkans who set Turks running and impressed Napoleon with his military genius! Besides a great story, and it is, George killed Turks and liberated Serbia. No small thing. He is a king still today in the minds of monarchists and sympathiz
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