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English artist, Francophile living in France, curious and eclectic. I try to make life interesting and am waiting to see what is going to happen next. I wrote under the name of Les Trois Chenes on HubPages and Squidoo and have added BLouw to the list.

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  • The Lovers of Harry Selfridge
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    The Lovers of Harry Selfridge

    7 months ago

    Harry Selfridge had many lovers Victoria Sackville, Gaby Deslys, Alice Delysia, Anna Pavlova, The Dolly Sisters, Syrie Barnardo Wellcome, (Syrie Maugham) Elinor Glyn , Isadora Duncan, Marcelle Rogez

  • Jam Making Equipment
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    Jam Making Equipment

    5 months ago

    What do you need to make jam? This is a list of jam making equipment for perfect jam and jelly including jam pan, jam thermometer, jam funnel, ladle, home made jam labels, balance scales - everything!

  • Who Killed Cock Robin
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    Who Killed Cock Robin

    2 years ago

    Who Killed Cock Robin? This is a children's nursery rhyme that goes back to the 16th centrury. Nobody know what Who Killed Cock Robin really means. It is not very popular now as a book for children.

  • Mr Selfridge
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    Mr Selfridge

    16 months ago

    Shopping Seduction and Mr Selfridge by Lindy Woodhead is the biography of Harry Gordon Selfridge. It tells the story of a king of retail and commerce, family man and womaniser who came to a sad end.

  • Royal Baby Boy Names
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    Royal Baby Boy Names

    6 months ago

    Another royal baby on the way for William and Kate, another royal baby boy name? Prince George Alexander Louis Will have a little brother or sister - choosing a name for the new royal baby time!

  • Royal Baby Names
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    Royal Baby Names

    19 months ago

    A new Royal baby arriving in the UK and Prince William and Kate Middleton will be choosing an old-fashioned, traditional, royal baby name right now. Any bets? What are the odds on royal babies names?

  • Christmas Pie Plate Gift Ideas
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    Christmas Pie Plate Gift Ideas

    12 months ago

    A Christmas pie plate is just perfect for adding a bit of extra Christmas cheer to the dinner table. A plate for festive dishes, quiche dishes, fun Christmas pottery or stylish seasonal china.

  • Old Baby Names Old Fashioned Baby Names are Back
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    Old Baby Names Old Fashioned Baby Names are Back

    2 years ago

    The old baby names are back in fashion. Royal babies have trdaditional names, the stars choose old-fashioned names for baby, and vintage and retro name are cool. How to choose a name for a baby?

  • What is Crying?
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    What is Crying?

    6 months ago

    Why do we cry? What is cryingexactly and why do we cry? Do animals cry too or is crying just something humans do? So many questions just crying out to be answered so stop crying ad find out more.

  • Famous Artists Paintings in Yellow
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    Famous Artists Paintings in Yellow

    4 months ago

    Yellow paintings are so cheerful, but who painted in yellow why did famous artists paint pictures in the colour yellow? What does yellow mean? Can yellow and other colors affect our emotions?

  • Tour Eiffel Tower
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    Tour Eiffel Tower

    12 months ago

    Tour Eiffel or the Eiffel Tower, iconic symbol of Paris, France, was built by the French engineer Gustave Eiffel. You can take a tour of the Eiffel Tower, find out about art, science and the tower.

  • Miss Garnets Angel by Salley Vickers
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    Miss Garnets Angel by Salley Vickers

    24 months ago

    Miss Garnet's Angel by Salley Vickers is the charming tale of a spinsterish woman and her trip to Venice where she finds her Guardian Angel, love and adventure in the picture of Tobias and the angel.

  • Neon Lipstick the New Lipstick Colours
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    Neon Lipstick the New Lipstick Colours

    22 months ago

    Neon is hot news just now and this is a list of the 10 Best Neon Lipsticks for Black Light. Great for clubbing and discos. Shine in neon colours. Lip stick in purple, violet, pink, orange, green even!

  • Who is Honey Boo Boo?
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    Who is Honey Boo Boo?

    17 months ago

    Just who is Honey Boo Boo - and why is she famous? Honey Boo Boo Child is a name given to herself by Alan Thompson, star of the TV Show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo - including Mama June and Sugar Bear.

  • The Tailor of Gloucester by Beatrix Potter
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    The Tailor of Gloucester by Beatrix Potter

    11 months ago

    One of the most charming tales by Beatrix Potter set at Christmas time, is the luxuriant story of The Tailor of Gloucester. Children and adults will love the beautiful language and illustrations.

  • Christmas Gifts for Cognac Lovers
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    Christmas Gifts for Cognac Lovers

    22 months ago

    Best Christmas gifts for Cognac and brandy lovers: cognac glasses, cognac posters and even a visit to the town in South West France for a Cognac vacation where you can see how cognac brandy is made..

  • The Hare With Amber Eyes
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    The Hare With Amber Eyes

    12 months ago

    The Hare With Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal is an amazing family history, their rise to riches, suffering under Hitler and final triumph, all told through the travels of a collection of netsuke.

  • My Favorite Salt Shaker and Pepper Grinder
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    My Favorite Salt Shaker and Pepper Grinder

    2 years ago

    A combination salt and pepper shaker and grinder really is a must-have kitchen gadget. My chef'n salt and pepper mill lasted me years. Great gift for a cook.

  • Angel White Diamond Pendant Necklace gift for Valentine Day
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    Angel White Diamond Pendant Necklace gift for Valentine Day

    22 months ago

    An angel pendant necklace is the perfect gift for celebration, baptism, Christening, or birthday. This guardian angel pendant with heart of gold is ideal for Valentine Day gift. Diamonds are forever.

  • My Favourite Fall Marrow Recipes
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    My Favourite Fall Marrow Recipes

    4 weeks ago

    Vegetable marrow recipes for marrow jam, marrow cakes, marrow soup, marrow salads, vegetables, muffins - a recipe for marrow for ever occasion! Marrows are squash - over grown zucchini or courgettes.

  • What to Pack for a Trip to France
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    What to Pack for a Trip to France

    17 months ago

    Do you know what to pack for a trip to France? What will the weather be like? Not always hot in August, cold in November! Learn how to travel light and pack clever for your French or European vaction

  • French Pedicure - 10 Steps To Pretty Feet
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    French Pedicure - 10 Steps To Pretty Feet

    22 months ago

    A French pedicure is a great way to younger looking pretty feet. Tidy up your toe nails for summer and get yourself a pair of beautiful summer feet. Easy to do a French manicure or pedicure yourself!

  • Limousin Oak Barrels
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    Limousin Oak Barrels

    19 months ago

    Limousin is famous for oak woods which are harves

  • Oradour sur Glane - Martyr Village
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    Oradour sur Glane - Martyr Village

    17 months ago

    Oradour sur Glane in Liousin, France is a martyr village destroyed in the World War II and kept as a monument to the destruction of war. Nazi soldiers massacred almost all the French Villages in 1944

  • International Scrapbooking Day
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    International Scrapbooking Day

    2 years ago

    International Scrapbooking day takes place on March 4 2015 - not to be confused with the US National Scrapbooking Day which is the first Saturday in May. Lots of opportunity to add to your scrapbook.

  • Beatrix Potter - Mycologist
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    Beatrix Potter - Mycologist

    13 months ago

    Beatrix Potter is most famous for her Peter Rabbit and other story books for children but she was also a keen naturalist and renown mycologist. She carried out ground-breaking work fungi and lichens.

  • Limoges Porcelain Easter Eggs
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    Limoges Porcelain Easter Eggs

    22 months ago

    Limoges Porcelain Easter Eggs make Perfect Gifts for Easter. They are pretty, authentic porcelain boxes in the shape of an egg, beautifully decorated. Use as trinket boxes for special gift suprise.

  • The Name Barbara
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    The Name Barbara

    17 months ago

    What does the name Barbara mean? Who are famous Barbara's? When is Barbara Saints Day? Who is Saint Barbara? Where is Santa Barbara? Find out more about name meanings barbara, name gifts for Barbara.

  • Accordion Crimes by Annie Proulx
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    Accordion Crimes by Annie Proulx

    18 months ago

    Accordion Crimes by Annie Proulx explores the lives and racial identity of immigrants, Spanish, Germans, Mexicans, French, Irish and Polish, to America by following the journey of a green accordion.

  • Pencil Drawing - How to Get Started
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    Pencil Drawing - How to Get Started

    17 months ago

    How to draw with pencils? Here are a few art school tips on how to get started with pencil drawing and how to really bring you pencil drawings to life.

  • The Pillars Of The Earth by Ken Follett
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    The Pillars Of The Earth by Ken Follett

    12 months ago

    You'll find the Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett a rollicking good story combined with historical intrigue, plotting medieval style and how to build your own cathedral! Architectural bliss.

  • A Black Pearl Valentine Gift for Him and Her
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    A Black Pearl Valentine Gift for Him and Her

    12 months ago

    A black pearl - the ideal sensual Valentine Day gift, for birthdays and special celebration days. Black pearls are perfect as gifts for men and women as black pearl jewellery (jewelry), oysters, love.

  • Black Diamonds by Catherine Bailey
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    Black Diamonds by Catherine Bailey

    5 days ago

    Review of 'Black Diamonds, the Rise and Fall of an English Dynasty', Catherine Bailey. Black diamonds tells the shocking story of coal, exploitation by rich landowners and poverty of the coalminers.

  • Gift Ideas for Francophiles - or Lovers of France
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    Gift Ideas for Francophiles - or Lovers of France

    12 months ago

    Gifts from France and gift ideas for Fracophiles. There are so many wonderful things that come from France and French gifts are perfect for anyone who loves France and the French way of life.

  • Jamie Oliver Gift Guide
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    Jamie Oliver Gift Guide

    11 months ago

    Jamie Oliver TV chef books and kitchen ware make great gifts for cooks. Kitchen gadgets, cookbooks, mugs, salt and pepper mills and even Jamie's paintings. Fancy Jamie's mug gazing down on You?

  • Gifts for Cooks - Tajine Cooking Pots
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    Gifts for Cooks - Tajine Cooking Pots

    12 months ago

    Tajine pots make great gifts for cooks. What is a tajine pot? Tagines are tasty, one-pot dishes that are exotic and unusual. You can choose from glazed tajine pots or more authentic unglazed tagines.

  • Ten Luxury Christmas Gifts For Artists
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    Ten Luxury Christmas Gifts For Artists

    2 years ago

    Are you looking for special gifts for artists? The artist in your life would love a creative gift with that extra touch of luxury - special art materials that are that little bit indulgent.

  • Highgate Cemetery London
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    Highgate Cemetery London

    12 months ago

    Highgate Cemetery in North London is famous for its stone angels, the Highgate vampire and the celebrated people who are buried there: Karl Marx, Stella Gibbons, Radclyffe Hall, & Michael Faraday

  • Best Christmas Gifts for Artists
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    Best Christmas Gifts for Artists

    12 months ago

    Thinking of Christmas gifts for artists? Find some inspired art gifts for the artist in your life. Art materials or painting materials spring to mind but what about a painting holiday in France?

  • All About Angels and Cherubs
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    All About Angels and Cherubs

    6 months ago

    What are Angels? What are Cherubs? (or cherubim plural of cherub ) Angels exist in Christian, muslim and Jewish beliefs, but what is an Angel? They are messengers from God and our guardian angels.

  • Gift Ideas - Pie Dishes, Pie Birds and Bakeware
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    Gift Ideas - Pie Dishes, Pie Birds and Bakeware

    13 months ago

    Pies deserve a pretty pie dish and a to make the pie complete you need a pie bird. What are pie birds for? They keep the upper crust of the pie up, they let out steam and they look so charming.

  • Pigeon Pie Recipe From My Grandmothers Kitchen
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    Pigeon Pie Recipe From My Grandmothers Kitchen

    2 years ago

    Pigeon pie or squab pie was a good old-fashioned favourite. Pigeon meat, like other game meat, is healthy and low fat so why don't we eat pigeon any more? Pigeon recipe and pigeon pie recipes.

  • Pastry Recipes for Pies from my Grandmothers Kitchen
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    Pastry Recipes for Pies from my Grandmothers Kitchen

    3 years ago

    Yes, this is me 'rolling' pastry in my Granny's kitchen at a very tender age, many years ago, but I still use my Grandmother's pastry recipes. Learning to make pastry was fun and I still enjoy cooking; even more since I...

  • Pie Recipes from my Grandmother's Kitchen
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    Pie Recipes from my Grandmother's Kitchen

    18 months ago

    These pie recipes are from my Grandmother's recipe book and my Grandmother baked the best pies. There are recipes for meat pies, vegetable pies, fish pies and, of course, recipes for pastry for pies.

  • The Remarkable Creatures of Tracy Chevalier
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    The Remarkable Creatures of Tracy Chevalier

    14 months ago

    The Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier is a fabulous read about two Victorial women fossil hunters, Mary Anning and Elizabeth Philpot. it takes place in Lyme Regis, UK and brings history to life.

  • Chabanais Fall Harvest Festival France
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    Chabanais Fall Harvest Festival France

    6 months ago

    Chabanais fall harvest festival takes place in this small town in the Charente, France. Called Les Journees de la Quintinie after Jean-Baptiste de La Quintinie, gardener to King Louis XIV.

  • Quick and Easy Exotic Turkish Dessert Recipe - Irmik Helvasi
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    Quick and Easy Exotic Turkish Dessert Recipe - Irmik Helvasi

    6 months ago

    Irmik Helvasi is an Easy and Exotic Turkish Dessert that we all love. Dry ingredients economic, delicious; this is a quick and easy pudding made with semolina, coconut, ground almonds and currants.

  • All About Shoes and Feet
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    All About Shoes and Feet

    12 months ago

    Three's something special about feet and shoes - so many people love shoes and feet, yearn for pretty feet, admire a beautiful shoe and adore the foot. what do shoes and feet mean in our cultures?

  • My Name Song
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    My Name Song

    18 months ago

    Do you have a name song? Looking for the name song of someone close to you? A song with her name in would make a very special gift. Charm your girl or guy with music and sing your love to her.

  • The Most Romantic Wedding Venue in France
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    The Most Romantic Wedding Venue in France

    17 months ago

    Thinking of planning a wedding in France? Looking for a romanic French wedding venue? How about getting married in a French chateau? Domaine des Etangs is a beautiful French castle in Limousin France.

  • How to Line a Cake Tin
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    How to Line a Cake Tin

    13 months ago

    You will need to know how to line a cake tin if you're making a fruit, Christmas cake or large celebration cakes. It's quick and easy and all you need to line the tin is baking paper and scissors.

  • Christmas Cake Traditions
    24

    Christmas Cake Traditions

    17 months ago

    Christmas cakes are rich in tradition and there are many Christmas customs and traditions connected to the Christmas cake. These are some Christmas cake traditions from the North of England.

  • Naughty Dog Stories From Les Trois Chenes
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    Naughty Dog Stories From Les Trois Chenes

    18 months ago

    Do you have a naughty dog? We do. Eating soap, chasing hens, these are just a few of the things our naughty dog gets up to. If you have any ideas on how to train a naughty do - do let me know.

  • Grow Your Own Medlars
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    Grow Your Own Medlars

    24 months ago

    Melars are old-fahioned fruits, relatively unknown. You can't buy them easily so why not plant a medlar tree - grow your own medlars. You can make medlar jam and jelly too. How to Grow a Medlar Tree

  • How Not to Choose an English Pointer Puppy
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    How Not to Choose an English Pointer Puppy

    2 years ago

    Molly is our beautiful English pointer. Proud mother of three pointer puppies she lives the good life in Limousin, France. How did we choose our English pointer puppy? Well, thereby hangs a tale ...

  • Fat Rat Cakes for Halloween
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    Fat Rat Cakes for Halloween

    3 years ago

    Need some Halloween party ideas? These fat rat and mini mouse cakes for Halloween will make the kids squirm with - (delight?). It is just so delicious, quick and easy cake recipe. I've based this recipe on the cakes...

  • Scary Stories for Kids at Halloween
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    Scary Stories for Kids at Halloween

    12 months ago

    Looking for some really good scary stories to read to the kids this Halloween? Here are some excellent children's book with a spooky theme. Ghostly stories that won't frighten them to death!

  • How to Make the Nastiest Nibbles for Halloween
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    How to Make the Nastiest Nibbles for Halloween

    13 months ago

    Need nibble ideas for a Halloween party? Here are a few fun Halloween part food ideas that you can make with the kids. These Halloween poached egg ghosts went down a treat!

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