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Monthly Archive for January, 2014

The Secret Life of Tulips

A week ago Saturday, while grocery shopping at the local Coop in Switzerland, we stopped to buy some flowers. They had tulips on special, and I really LOVE tulips — but my companion pointed out to the saleslady that tulips are ‘problematic.’ They often fall over the vase and look collapsed. This is true, but [...]

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Les Pleiades

My goal for this winter is to discover Switzerland, especially since I am fortunate to be able to experience life on the Swiss Riviera. The Swiss Riviera extends from the far side of Lac Leman, beginning with Villeneuve, and runs along the coastline toward Lausanne, encompassing the cities of Veytaux,Territet, Montreux, Clarens, La Tour-de-Peilz and [...]

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January in Paris

I enjoy spending time in Paris during January. It is a good time to catch up with some of the art happenings in this city that is usually overrun with tourists. Coincidentally, two exhibitions were closing during the first week in January — one was the art of ‘masculin’ meaning men and their masculinity as [...]

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A Christmas Story

Red Tambourine took a holiday pause — just too much going on to manage a weekly post. In the interim, I have a very nice Christmas story to share:
Next door to me in Paris lives an elderly lady. She is eighty-five years old and lives alone in a tiny, over-crowded apartment. She is holding on [...]

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