Got Merlot?

Farmgirl in Saint Émilion (right bank of Bordeaux) November 2016   Dorothy Boyd, the love interest in the film “Jerry Maguire,” made the following line famous: “You had me at hello.”  However, if Dorothy had been a sommelier, she may have uttered these words instead, “You had me at Merlot.”  And, with good reason.  Merlot, French for little blackbird because […]

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So Many Reasons to Love London

“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.” ~Samuel  Johnson   I first visited London when I was 21 years-old.  I was on a study abroad program while an undergraduate at Hollins College (now Hollins University)—a four-year, private women’s college in Roanoke, Virginia.  To this day, I believe that my time living and studying abroad had […]

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Friday Farm Favorites: Sudeley Castle Gardens

Whenever Farmguy and I visit the Cotswolds, we always make a point of spending the day at Sudeley Castle near Winchcombe in Gloucestershire, England.  The present structure was built in the 15th century and has nine individual gardens.  These lovely and historical gardens are associated with four of England’s queens—Anne Boleyn, Katherine Parr, Lady Jane Grey, and Elizabeth I.   […]

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Celebrate!!

Happy New Year! Wishing you a healthy and happy 2017!!   One of our favorite places for New Year’s Eve is the Hogmanay Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland.  I hope you enjoy this video, courtesy of Farmguy.  It’s the spectacular fireworks display from last year.  Enjoy!         A heartfelt thank you for following Fourth Generation Farmgirl. 🙂 xoxo      

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Parisian Food Tour

I have to say, a food walking tour is a great way to see a city.  Farmguy and I recently visited Paris, and on our first full day there, we received a fun and informative introduction to this fabulous place.  We met up with our guide, a delightful, English-speaking gal whom we discovered through Viator.com, Paris Food Walking Tour/ Meeting […]

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Through the Garden Gate

  “Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help.  Gardening is an instrument of grace.”   ~May Sarton   Photographs taken by Tonya R. Hengerer at Hidcote Manor Gardens and Kiftsgate Court Gardens in Gloucestershire, England–the Cotswolds

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