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The Youngest Grandchild and the Oldest

My nephew Warren  his sister Molly took this photo.                    [Author: French la Vie]
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Due Date Approaching

The due date for Chelsea‘s baby is approaching so I thought we’d play a guessing game - in the comment section please give your responses to the following questions - the one who comes the closest will receive a gift when the baby arrives: Date of Birth Baby Girl’s Name Weight Hair or No hair (Clues: Chelsea’s due date is October 25th, Gabriel weighed 10 lbs. so did Chelsea at birth. Neither my children nor Gabriel had any hair at birth, the baby’s name starts with one of the following letter...
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Trailblazer of Love

Today is my mother’s birthday. She baked two cakes, « in case anyone comes over », my mother is thoughtful of others, even on her birthday. Birthdays highlight the time that has passed between one year to the next. There is a tradition in Provence to remove one of the lite candles from their birthday cake, put it aside, then watch it slowly burn down. While the candle slowly burns those gather reflect about the year that has passed. When I think of the year that has passed by for my mom my h...
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Brocante Finds

This portrait found me at the brocante  now it is flying to the USA to a new home.   1600s letter how dies a piece of paper survive that many years? when the bookcase can hold no more…                  [Author: French la Vie]
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Cordoue Incredible Find

  I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this flawless fragment of Cordoue Wrought Leather. Standing there starring at it, as if to say, "How did that land at a fleamarket?"   "Leather wallpaper is a type of wallpaper used in various styles for wall covering. It is often referred to as wrought leather. It is often gilded, painted, and decorated. With the advent of wallpaper use from about 1650-1750, leather was used to cover and decorate sections of walls in the habitations of wealthy persons. L...
Tags: Travel, Chelsea, Marseille, living in France, Paris, Louis, Brocante, Imari, French la Vie, Martin Back, Cuir de Cordoba, Cuir de Cordoue, MeChez Paul


A DELICIOUS Easy Strawberry Galette

This delightful strawberry galette is springtime picnic perfection. Two punnets or 1 pound of strawberries bake up with this simple but divine melt-in-the-mouth butter and sour cream pastry. Serve this with strawberry sauce and cream!
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Autumn Color

I love the gold tones of Autumn. Here are some photos I’ve taken through the years. Reflection in a pond with the fish looking like leaves. I think this was in the Marais. This one was in Provence. Pere Lachaise Cemetery. The Medici Fountain in the Luxembourg Gardens. Reflection on the street after a rain.
Tags: Travel, Photos, Paris, Provence, Autumn colors, Luxembourg Gardens Reflection


How to Plan Unique Day Trips from Munich

Are you looking for unique day trips from Munich but not sure where to start? Let me help you discover the most beautiful areas around the Bavarian capital. From fairytale castles to pristine lakes and idyllic mountain sceneries, find out about the best tours from Munich. There are plenty of reasons to spend two days in Munich. The city is charming, Munich Christmas markets are lovely, not to speak about the famous Oktoberfest. But there’s more. Thanks to its privil...
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Germany, Berlin, Austria, Munich, Italy, Flanders, Cinderella, Venice, Nuremberg, Hitler, Bavaria, Regensburg, Travel Tips


Australia could see Covid surge from new variants even after 80% vaccination when border reopens

Modelling shows increased risk of outbreaks if a mutation similar to the transmissibility of Delta were to circulate with international arrivalsFollow our Covid live blog for the latest updatesVaccine rollout and rates tracker; cases and data trackerGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingIf the Australian international border is reopened while highly transmissible Covid-19 variants are circulating overseas or locally, large and disruptive outbreaks will still be possible after 80% ...
Tags: Travel, Health, Australia, Australia news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Delta, New South Wales, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Scott Morrison, Guardian Australia, Medical Journal, Dominic Perrottet, Coronavirus


Nova Scotia Fall Colors

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Paris Doors Postcards

I am excited to launch a new series of Eye Prefer Paris Postcards with the Doors of Paris. Many of you have followed my Door of the Month blog posts over the years and have asked me when I would do a series of postcards.   The limited-edition series of Eye Prefer Paris Door Collection Postcards are available three different ways. 18 cards: 3 Red Doors, 3 Blue Doors, 3 Green Doors, 3 Wood Doors, 3 Iron Doors, and 3 Door Knockers.   Cost: $65- Free shipping   9 postcards: 3 Red D...
Tags: Travel, Architecture, Paris, Richard Nahem, Red Doors, Eye Prefer Paris Postcards, Wood Doors, Green Doors, Iron Doors, Eye Prefer Paris Paris Door Collection


#Saudi index hits multi-year peak as Gulf bourses end higher | Reuters

Saudi index hits multi-year peak as Gulf bourses end higher | Reuters Major stock markets in the Gulf ended higher on Sunday amid strong oil prices, with the Saudi index hitting a multi-year peak as the country eased coronavirus curbs.The kingdom is rolling back COVID-19 restrictions from Oct. 17 in response to a sharp drop in daily infections and a considerable development in vaccinations. read moreSaudi Arabia has also lifted social distancing measures and will allow full-capacity attend...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Mecca, Abu Dhabi, Medina, Gulf, Reuters, Reuters Major, Grand Mosque, IHC, Suhail Al Mazrouei, Tasi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank ADCB, QSI


Overhead bins on planes are getting bigger, and it's turning air travel into a less stressful experience for both passengers and crew

Boeing Space Bins Boeing Aircraft overhead space has evolved with bigger bins, like Boeing's Space Bins and Airbus' Airspace XL Bins. The bins offer twice as much room for passenger luggage, ensuring every traveler has a spot for their carry-on. Larger bins alleviate the stress put on flight attendants when doing last-minute gate checks. Finding overhead bin space has been a challenge for travelers, but Boeing and Airbus' larger bins have eased the stress. Boeing Space B...
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Inside the Golden Door Spa, the California retreat loved by the wealthy that's $9,950 for a week's stay

Inside the Golden Door Spa and Resort. Thomas Pallini/Insider The Golden Door Spa and Resort in California has hosted the world's elite at its 600 acres. Guests pay $9,950 for a week-long stay that includes spa treatments, workouts, and other activities. Executive Chef Greg Frey Jr. crafts the spa menu that's unlike traditional spas with satiating, nutritional, and delicious food. Hidden in the hills of San Diego County in California is Golden Door, a top-rated spa and resort...
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Uber and its #Dubai Subsidiary Hit With Massive Tax Bills in #SaudiArabia - Bloomberg

Uber and its Dubai Subsidiary Hit With Massive Tax Bills in Saudi Arabia - Bloomberg Saudi Arabia has slapped several technology firms, including Uber Technologies Inc. and its Dubai-based subsidiary Careem, with tax bills worth tens of millions of dollars, according to people with knowledge the matter.Uber and Careem face a combined bill worth around $100 million, two of the people said. The claims are related to a dispute over how to calculate the value-added tax owed over the past few years...
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Nobel prize for physics is a game-changer

The physics 2021 Nobel prize means the conversation is no longer about debating whether climate change is real, but rather what we should do about it The post Nobel prize for physics is a game-changer appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Qatargas says it starts construction of four new LNG mega-trains | Reuters

Qatargas says it starts construction of four new LNG mega-trains | Reuters Qatargas started building four new liquefied natural gas mega-trains that will lift its production capacity to 110 million tons/year from 77 mt/year, the company said on Twitter on Sunday. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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How Tata Motors' $1bn fundraising could supercharge India's EV sector

How Tata Motors' $1bn fundraising could supercharge India's EV sector India's electric vehicle industry has been slow to take off, despite a push by the government to transition away from internal combustion engine cars to reduce pollution levels and dependence on costly fuel imports.But the sector received a huge boost when US private equity firm TPG's Rise Climate Fund and Abu Dhabi holding company said on October 12 that they would inject $1 billion into Tata Motors' passenger electric ve...
Tags: Travel, India, US, Abu Dhabi, Mumbai, Tata, Tata Motors, TPG, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, TPG s Rise Climate Fund, Raghunandhan NL, Emkay Global Financial Services


European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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#Oman's economy to recover with overall growth of 2.2% in 2021: IIF | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Oman's economy to recover with overall growth of 2.2% in 2021: IIF | ZAWYA MENA Edition Oman's economy is set to recover with overall growth of 2.2 percent in 2021 and 3.3 percent in 2022, as higher natural gas production and progress in vaccination, which will gradually restore domestic activity, International Institute of Finance (IIF) said in a new report.This is lower than the 2.5 percent growth projected by the International Monetary in September. The economy contracted by 2.8 percent las...
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FTSE adds Adnoc Drilling to three indices as board approves growth plans after IPO

FTSE adds Adnoc Drilling to three indices as board approves growth plans after IPO Index publisher FTSE Russell added Adnoc Drilling to three of its global equity indices as the company's board approved its growth plans following its 11 per cent share sale in a public offering.Its shares made their debut earlier this month on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, surging 33 per cent during the first day of trading on October 3. The market value of the company, a subsidiary of the Adnoc Group, was...
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Energy Crisis: Don’t Expect OPEC to Keep You Warm This Winter - Bloomberg

Energy Crisis: Don’t Expect OPEC to Keep You Warm This Winter - Bloomberg Skyrocketing prices for natural gas, coal and electricity are putting extra pressure on oil markets, boosting demand as industries and power generators seek to switch to liquid fuels to keep a lid on costs. But don’t expect the oil producers to boost supplies more rapidly over the coming winter — they’re more worried about what might happen next year.Fuel switching from gas and coal will boost global oil demand by 500,00...
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#UAE's Property Market Recovery - Bloomberg video

UAE's Property Market Recovery - Bloomberg Taimur Khan, CBRE Head of MENA Research, discusses his outlook for the property market recovery and price growths in UAE. He speaks with Manus Cranny on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East." (Source: Bloomberg) [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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#AbuDhabi Ports Group's first-half revenue surges 21% in 2021

Abu Dhabi Ports Group's first-half revenue surges 21% in 2021 Abu Dhabi Ports Group, the operator of industrial cities and free zones in the emirate, reported a 21 per cent increase in revenue during the first six months of the year on the back of organic growth, diversification into new businesses, new leases and partnerships.The company earned revenue of Dh1.8 billion ($490.1 million), compared with Dh1.52bn for the period ending June 30, 2020.The port operator's earnings before interest, ta...
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#SaudiArabia's PIF launches offshore platform tourism project | Reuters

Saudi Arabia's PIF launches offshore platform tourism project | Reuters Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund, announced on Saturday the launch of "THE RIG", which it said would be the world's first tourism destination on offshore platforms.The fund, the engine of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's economic transformation plans for Saudi Arabia, manages a portfolio worth $400 billion.It added in a statement that the project was located in the gulf and spanned an area...
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#Saudi leads major Gulf markets higher | Reuters

Major stock markets in the Gulf rose in early trade on Sunday amid strong oil prices, with the Saudi index outperforming the region as the country eased coronavirus curbs.The kingdom is rolling back COVID-19 restrictions from Oct. 17 in response to a sharp drop in daily infections and a considerable development in vaccinations. read moreThe authorities also cancelled curbs on fully vaccinated people at closed venues, restaurants and cinemas, and on transportation.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (...
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NSW scraps quarantine but foreign tourists still bannedNSW scraps quarantine but foreign tourists still banned

Vaccinated Aussies can skip quarantine from 1 Novembe
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