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What is a bûche de Noël?

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The Christmas meal in France, eaten on the evening of the 24th of December, wouldn’t be complete if it didn’t end with a delicious dessert of bûche de Noël, but what exactly is a bûche de Noël?  Literally translated bûche de Noël means Christmas log, and nowadays it comes in the form of a cake shaped more or less like a log.  Its origins however come from a real wooden log.bûche noël esther

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Sunday Photo - 4 December 2016

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Christmas macarons sapin de noël

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Vietnam memories

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This week we’re off on possibly the most highly anticipated trip of the last 15 years, the biggest adventure ever for our very well-travelled but very European-based children, the most emotional and longed for journey in many many years - excitement is at fever pitch.  We’re heading back to Vietnam, the country where JF and I met 22 years ago and left two years later, almost exactly 20 years ago.

men at Hoan Kiem lake Hanoi

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Sunday Photo -11 September 2016

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birthday cake

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