Hello dear readers I wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. May you follow your dreams and be true to yourself and do whatever makes your heart skip a beat. To kick off the New Year music wise, here’s an upbeat, feel good […]
2017 is zooming by and we’re now into March and thankfully spring will arrive at the end of the month which is such a mood booster, it’s like a little mother’s helper but of the natural variety. There is an abundance of colour in these parts thanks […]
A very quick message to say I hope everyone has had a festive day whether with family, friends or alone. I’ve just returned from an intergenerational gathering, where the youngest was three years of age to the eldest who has reached the grand total of ninety-two […]
Tears, anger, shock and sympathy at the killings in Nice last night at the Bastille Day celebrations. These acts are unfortunately becoming all too frequent but the French spirit will not be defeated. Peace seems like such a naive pipe dream but I would love to […]
Cannes at Film Festival time becomes a town full of loosely worn lanyards and people talking up their projects. As it was a public holiday last Monday I went to have a peek and meet up with friends. Maybe small glimmers of glitz would rub off on […]
Happy May Day. The May Day / Labour Day celebration held today on May 1st in France is linked with the Muguet flower or Lily of the Valley, as it’s known in English. The tradition goes back to the days of King Charles IX. It’s said that in 1561 he received a Muguet flower […]
Snow has never been part of my life but it’s always held a glossy, somewhat remote allure. I imagined cosy après ski lounging and laughter by the log fire accompanied by an apéritif to take you into the night. It’s not until living in France […]
A few photos from the Bastille Day celebrations yesterday in Sainte Maxime : The waiting : The fireworks display.