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Computers and the internet are amazing things. One of my concerns with putting together this site was that it could remain current, yet with all my travelling I've often much to say, but little time to say it. Years ago when reading the news it would take me days on end to reply to the kind letters people sent. Now, with the magic of the modern age, I can keep you up to date with what I'm doing and other events in my life.

AIGUES MORTES - Provence

Date: 27th April 2016

I've travelled to the Camargue many times. In fact the first time I visited in 1974 one could still cross it and I was lucky enough to see the three creatures for which the Camargue is famous - the White Horses, the Bulls and the Flamingoes.

Never having gone past the Camargue and the church of the two St Marys, I was unaware of the beautiful walled citadel of Aigue Mortes. It is smaller than Carcassonne but beautifully preserved. The town featured heavily in the Crusades from where the chevaliers embarked for the Holy Land.

My heroine, Eleanor of Aquitaine visited here and it was also a site of The Templars. Being the romantic that I am, I invited my friends to a restaurant called Les Templiers and had no idea whether the food would be good or not. However we struck lucky - it had a lovely courtyard and we sat outside in the glorious Spring sunshine of Provence. The meal was excellent and we had great entertainment from an amorous tortoise who was very busy chasing a 'a bit of skirt' or rather biffing her from behind - the noise was very loud!!!! Photos when I return home.

AIGUES MORTES - Provence

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