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Nice Blue Skies

Summer happened even though I was too busy to enjoy it. With winter just around the corner the afternoon temperature in Nice hovers around 20°C in the afternoons. Still, the blue skies are there to be enjoyed! What’s the weather like where you are?

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Water Tower

Steamy Montpellier

I remember it like it was yesterday. I had recently graduated from high school and should have been preparing for university. Instead, I was in Paris, as part of a European jaunt, for the first time. It was hot and steamy and I had fallen further in love with France.

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Fish sculptures - Cagnes sur Mer

An afternoon on the Cote d’Azur

Summer has come to end here on the French Riviera.  Not that you’d know it by the number of people sunning themselves on the beaches.  The true, tell-tale sign weather-wise that we’ve left summer behind us is the increased number of rainy days.  Still, the rain only last so long before the sky is blue […]

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Nuts, I say

The year generally ends this way.  There’s always a project to complete or people to meet.  With that comes the prospect of getting away from Nice for a few days.  (This may not be a good thing where the weather is concerned, especially if leaving Nice means heading north to colder temperatures.) Our itinerary was […]

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Rock hard beauty

A Weekend in Corsica

L’île de beauté.  The beautiful island. If I had to choose one word to describe Corsica I would use rude (French for rugged or rough).  From the first glimpse of Cap Corse, all rugged mountain peaks, rude was the word that kept repeating in my head. We landed at Bastia’s Poretta airport on Friday evening, […]

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Looking through a Bugatti's rear window

Love, lust, and desire

There are few things/people that I love, lust, and desire.  Actually, there is only one thing and one person that fall into each category.  Of course, the person is my husband D.  The thing? A Mercedes-Benz.  A car.  An automobile. It’s an odd thing really, to lust after a machine, an inanimate object.  I don’t […]

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Champagne aperitif

FFF – Champagne

Champagne is one of my favourite things to drink.  I would drink champagne with breakfast if it was reasonable to do so.  So, I skip champagne for breakfast.  I do enjoy it for apéro all the way through to dessert. Yes folks, champagne is that versatile and while most North Americans enjoy champagne — or sparkling […]

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Letting fate choose your wine

Accidents of fate.  Destiny. Do you believe in fate? I’m not a fatalist; I believe we are creators of our own destiny.  But, I do wonder at times how much of our destiny we actually create and how much is just…fated. My bout of questioning was inspired by a recent trip to Alsace.  And by a […]

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