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Roses on Red Wall Clermont Ferrand France

Artistic Delights: France

We stayed for three nights in a city called Clermont-Ferrand, about a four-hour train ride south of Paris. I know I said I wouldn’t turn these posts into travelogues, but I must mention the bathroom of this place!! This tiny apartment was a study in style and efficiency. Kitchenette, room with slideout bed/TV/desk/coffee table. Sliding …

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Westminster Abbey Funeral Notice

England During Mourning Period for Queen Elizabeth II

I happened to be there! My husband and I had planned months ago to be in Westminster, London on September 14-18. Then Queen Elizabeth II died, and her funeral was planned for the 19th. So we were present while everything was going on, and that was quite the experience in itself! Even arriving at Heathrow …

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orange crocheted beaded flower brooch

PTSD: My Personal Experience

I used to think Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) mostly happened to military people. Then weeks after my daughter’s accident last year, I started experiencing weird things. I would hear a siren and start panicking, complete with rapid breathing and crying. While driving back and forth to the hospital, we’d sometimes drive right over the accident …

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