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May Favourites : Gorgeous Gardens

Monthly favourites time is here again and this one will be a quick run down as I’m a little behind schedule due to severe laptop issues that I don’t wish to dwell on as it is too annoying for words. So let’s get into it, […]

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April Favourites : A Mixed Bag

To be honest I was a little preoccupied with the French elections in April and engaged in much reading and TV viewing to better understand the system.  Relief was palpable as Macron saw off Le Pen in the second round, although he has a hard road ahead. In […]

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March Favourites : Spring Has Finally Sprung

Ups and downs ran amok in March but overall it was a good month, primarily due to the buzz of fragrant Esxence and the arrival of spring with its abundance of colour, flowers and warmer temperatures. This is a great time of the year to go […]

February Favourites : White As Snow

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 […]

January Favourites : Who hates January?

January is my least favourite month of the year (when living in the Northern Hemisphere) and I tend to feel a little on the low side. My tiny town in France turns into a shell of itself as many of the cafes and businesses shut down to […]

July Favourites : Summer Is Here

Summer is racing by and I’m dying to enjoy every moment before it passes through and is gone in a puff of smoke. The town I live in is now absolutely heaving with people and even though I love the added energy the traffic is […]

May Favourites : It’s Heating Up

One thing about posting favourites for the month is that it illustrates just how quickly the year is whizzing by. May has seen the tourists start to arrive in Sainte Maxime and it’s definitely heating up but still fairly mild. That’s a good thing. If […]

March Favourites : Rome Was The Winner

2016 is flying by and there are so many perfumes to write about – I feel like I’m falling behind even though I set my own schedule, but the start of spring means hay fever season for me. My sense of smell diminishes substantially in […]