How do you say ‘sorry’ in ‘woof’ language?

It only takes a few weeks and suddenly I find I’ve not posted on this blog – then more weeks go by and I justify this to myself by saying, ‘Oh well, everyone sees my photos on Facebook and Instagram.’  I post an image each day on both of those social media platforms at Jilly Bennett Photography.    And then,  several of you lovely people wrote concerned for me – was I ill?  Is everything alright?  How kind and how caring.  Thankyou!  Follow up emails made me realise that not all of you are on Facebook or Instagram, indeed many of ..
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Sanremo – a Day at the Market

  Sanremo is one of my favourite places to visit and it’s only 40 kilometres from Menton.  Hop a train in Menton – change in Ventimiglia, the first stop in Italy, and from there it’s about 15 minutes.    Market day is a good day to go  – Saturday or Tuesday, whether it be for the great food on sale – or if you want a bargain.  You can even buy Italian viagra in Sanremo market – read on!  The market has always had a reputation as a place where you could buy a fake Chanel or fake anything from some ..
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The Ligurian village destroyed in the 1887 earthquake … and now!

  (En français à la fin de la page …) Dear Friends, The tragedy of recent earthquakes in Italy got me thinking about one of my favourite villages in Liguria.   Bussana Vecchia is a 9th century Ligurian hill village, not far from San Remo.  it’s always on the list of places to visit when friends come to stay. Many people have never heard of it,  for one simple reason.  Indeed it wasn’t even shown on a map until relatively recently, because the village was destroyed in the massive earthquake of February 23rd, 1887.    2000 people were killed in the region ..
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Love and Father Christmas …

Dear Wonderful Friends, Wishing you a Merry Christmas Day filled with love and good things amongst family and friends and your beloved animals, of course!  Thank you so much for your love and comments throughout the year on this blog,  on Facebook and on Instagram –  it has meant SO much to me.  With all the fear and negativity in the world, one of the things we can do is love our family, friends and animals and be loved back.   So have a wonderful day today. This is little ‘Indy’ posing for you.  I rather think she wants it over ..
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The one that got away …

Since living in France, all my dogs have been rescue dogs and are nearly always older dogs.  Not many people adopt older dogs and truly they are the best!  You are in need of love?  Adopt an older dog! Anyway this isn’t the story of ‘my latest dog’ but it’s of the one who got away.  I’ve been looking for a friend for my last rescue dog, Ours  (‘Bear’ in English).   Ours is pronounced – sort of – like ‘horse’ without the ‘h’).  Yes I know it would have been easier had I changed his name to Bear!  Ours ..
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