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Heather Robinson (Heather in Arles)
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Attended The Yale School of Drama and New York University
Lives in Arles, France
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Off the beaten track in Avignon - rue des Teinturiers
"Do you think that we have time to visit that street that you mentioned?" "I think that we do." I was standing on the main thoroughfare of the rue de la Republique in Avignon, questioning the elegant Madame L. We had missed the bus back to the little villag...
"Do you think that we have time to visit that street that you mentioned?" "I think that we do." I was standing on the main thoroughfare of the rue de la Republique in Avignon, questioning the elegant Madame L. We had missed the bus back to the little village that we both live in and did not ...
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Salutations to the sun
Hello there. I hope that you have a good week, yes?  I am going into my annual quiet time, where the words start to slip under the covers... ...those of you who have been reading for a while now ( merci infiniment! ) know that I tend to shift towards the vi...
My lovely friend and talented artist Christine Millerin is about to launch a very special workshop on the subject of "Création textile en méditation" in partnership with Isabelle Nyssen at Ms. Nyssen's Zen Atelier in Arles. Through the use of shiatsu and meditation, one will be able to untie ...
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The optimists garden
I walked out to the garden the other day, just because I missed it so. As I rounded the corner, I was surprised to find it empty. No Francis 1 (who is seriously the spitting image of the late French actor Fernandel ) grinning at me crookedly or Francis 2 he...
I walked out to the garden the other day, just because I missed it so. As I rounded the corner, I was surprised to find it empty. No Francis 1 (who is seriously the spitting image of the late French actor Fernandel) grinning at me crookedly or Francis 2 herding his Irish setter away from the ...
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The blue rooms - part deux
Today is the Epiphany. Perhaps it is because I have only had one cup of Earl Grey but I am blinking drowsily. Truth be told, I am sliding into Winter Brain, although the temperatures are calling me a blatant liar with a high of 52°F forecasted for today. Th...
Perhaps it is because I have only had one cup of Earl Grey but I am blinking drowsily. Truth be told, I am sliding into Winter Brain, although the temperatures are calling me a blatant liar with a high of 52°F forecasted for today. The sun has just broken out behind weeks worth of clouds and I ...
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The blue rooms - part one
My friend Anthony kindly placates me in calling it "your room" - well, at least he does when I am present - for he knows it is my favorite in the house. A quick left at the top of the first floor landing and the space opens up like a dove being set free fro...
A quick left at the top of the first floor landing and the space opens up like a dove being set free from a cage...out towards the elongated windows whose shadows ripple with the bumps of the original glass... through the French doors and on to a wrought iron balcony overlooking the garden, ...
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Comm:unity
It is very bittersweet for me to announce that this is the final posting for the "By Invitation Only" group, who have been getting together from all over the world to blog about a common theme for five years now. This project was the idea of Marsha Harris a...
It is very bittersweet for me to announce that this is the final posting for the "By Invitation Only" group, who have been getting together from all over the world to blog about a common theme for five years now. This project was the idea of Marsha Harris at Splenderosa and involves some ...
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Contrasts in Provence - Whose Provence are you coming to see?
I saw a comment this morning on a friend's blog that angered me deeply and I definitely feel that it merits discussion. The gist of what was written was by someone who professes to "love love love Provence" but yet expressed disappointment after her most re...
I saw a comment this morning on a friend's blog that angered me deeply and I definitely feel that it merits discussion. The gist of what was written was by someone who professes to "love love love Provence" but yet expressed disappointment after her most recent visit (she has made 12 to France ...
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Climbing the staircase - chez Anthony
 Living in France can warp your sense of time and what that does to a person. Now,  I don't consider myself particularly ageist - I think I have said that before, perhaps recently even. But lately life has been kind to me by inviting friendships into my lif...
Now, I don't consider myself particularly ageist - I think I have said that before, perhaps recently even. But lately life has been kind to me by inviting friendships into my life with several women who are older than I am, at times considerably so. And I have to say that it has been eye-opening ...
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Moi aussi, j'ai besoin de toi
We were laughing, my friend Madame L and I, as the train pulled into the station. The sun had come out as a great surprise after we had passed a wonderful afternoon together in Nimes. She had invited me to lunch as a Christmas gift and we were full and cont...
We were laughing, my friend Madame L and I, as the train pulled into the station. The sun had come out as a great surprise after we had passed a wonderful afternoon together in Nimes. She had invited me to lunch as a Christmas gift and we were full and content. Once boarded, I played with a tiny ...
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Open, up
I could see it before I could feel it. The blades of grass were dancing in such a way that I had to blink and then remind myself that no hallucinogens had been willingly consumed for breakfast. But they did it again, a kind of hopping and bending over each ...
I could see it before I could feel it. The blades of grass were dancing in such a way that I had to blink and then remind myself that no hallucinogens had been willingly consumed for breakfast. But they did it again, a kind of hopping and bending over each other, a pause.
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An amazing home renovation project in Provence
I think that many of us are nearing some form of exhaustion or the other at this point in the year, so I have prepared a series of posts that I wish will be a calming visual treat for you. Many of you will remember my friend Anthony's charming home that was...
I think that many of us are nearing some form of exhaustion or the other at this point in the year, so I have prepared a series of posts that I wish will be a calming visual treat for you. Many of you will remember my friend Anthony's charming home that was for sale - it was one of my most ...
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The Duché d'Uzès - interiors
In my previous post, I shared the exteriors of the Duché d'Uzès  as well as the views from the rather exhausting but also exhilarating climb to the upper terrace of its donjon. But let's step inside, shall we? Now, worth mentioning immediately? We are visit...
Now, worth mentioning immediately? We are visiting the chateau of the oldest duchy in France. The de Crussol family were initially Viscounts and Lords, dating back to Elzéart d'Uzès in 1080. It was Charles IX who first elevated the family to the title of Duke in 1565 and they became the first ...
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I am a blogger, travel writer and budding photographer based in Provence.
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    Blogger, 2010 - present
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Arles, France
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New York City - Santa Cruz, California - Paris, France - York, Pennsylvania - Mason, Michigan - Gahanna, Ohio - Colerain, Ohio - Covington, Kentucky
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Exploring life in the South of France and everything that makes living in a small town in Provence worthwhile...
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Travel writer Heather Robinson earned a MFA from the Yale School of Drama and was a professional actor in NYC before falling in love with a Frenchman and moving overseas. Together, they have travelled the world as a writer-photographer team. Heather has been a regular contributor to Grands Reportages magazine in France where her work has also been seen in Figaro Magazine, Hotel & Lodge and Le Monde des Religions. She has also been published in various magazines in Europe, Asia and Africa. She lives in a small village in Provence with Remi Benali and their Golden Retrievers, Ben and Kipling. 
Feel free to email me at robinsonheather (at) yahoo.com
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  • The Yale School of Drama and New York University
    Theatre, 2013
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