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The day the lock down (or confinement) began in France on 17th March, like everyone else, we didn’t know what the coming weeks and months would hold for the four of us: myself, husband Mark, step-daughter Daisy and her boyfriend Phillip.  Like everyone else, we now needed an attestation to go shopping, or for a …

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Why do we have Halloween?

Once again as the nights draw in and the clocks go back, we are approaching the 31st October. And this means only one thing. Halloween! This popular festival seems to grow each year, being widely celebrated in many countries now around the world. But why do we carve pumpkin lanterns, dress up in scary costumes or tell creepy stories? What are the roots of this tradition and the different elements connected to it?  The …

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