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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 - 11 December 2016

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Christmas swim December 2016

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24 hours in Hanoi

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It’s 4 pm and you’ve arrived in Hanoi for a 24 hour visit.  You’re staying in the middle of the Old Town, in the midst of the chaotic, noisy, vibrant heart of the city and you’ve just checked into your hotel.  You’ve only got 24 hours here, so it’s time to hit the streets, no time to waste.  Make sure you’ve got comfortable shoes, the address of your hotel, a map and a fully charged battery in your camera because you’re going to cover some miles, undoubtedly get lost, and certainly take hundreds of photos. 

Hanoi evening

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Sunday Photo - 4 December 2016

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Christmas macarons sapin de noël

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