All posts tagged: life in france

May Day Muguet

This is a post that I had planned for earlier in the week but my house moving completely took over my life. There was a lot of physical labour involved from dawn to the early hours and a fair bit of angst over what to […]

Happy New Year 2018

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 […]

Mimosa Parade in Sainte Maxime

The rain began to make its presence felt two hours before the commencement of the annual mimosa celebration last month in Sainte Maxime. A little unfortunate perhaps but it didn’t deter anyone from getting outside to watch the spectacle. Mimosa is a brightly coloured yellow plant introduced from […]

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 […]

Merry Xmas and Joyeux Noël

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 […]

Smelly Interludes : Music Gigs : Top 5 Smells

Music gigs are magic. There’s nothing like hearing live music to transport you from daily life. Last week I attended two gigs which is totally out of the ordinary. I would love to see and hear more music acts but Paris gets everything and occasionally an […]

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 […]