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Just normal stuff…nothing special

The port

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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Think Pink

Think Pink

There is something irresistible about pink flowers. They always remind me of my Mom who always seems to have bright pink begonias or Impatiens in her garden. Pink is so girly and when I saw them in Cours Saleya I couldn’t resist photographing them. These are for you Mom!

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Lunch on a rainy Sunday afternoon

Comfort Food – Endive Gratin

Because I love comfort food and because I love Jamie’s blog, here’s a post from January 2012 that combines both these things. I made this for dinner last night, again to rave reviews from my husband. Seriously, who can say no to melted cheese? And since the weather on the Côte d’Azur is still a […]

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Chapelle du Saint-Sépulcre de Nice

Picture this: Place Garibaldi

I pass through Place Garibaldi at least twice a week on my way to the market.  Smaller and less grand than Place Masséna, during the warmer months it is a bustling square where you can dine al fresco or people watch while sipping a cold drink.  On the weekends vendors invade the square with their antiques, […]

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Up in the air!

Help!

Mayday: the international radiotelegraph distress signal used by ships and aircrafts.  It’s origin?  (Venez) m’aider, French for (come) help me! Mayday is also one of my favourite programs on the Discovery Channel. If you’ve never watched an episode — I think I’ve seen them all — and if you’re not a fan of flying this […]

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Flowers in Cours Saleya

Picture This: Flowers

Today happened to be one of the few times I had my camera with me while at the market.  I marked this ‘occasion’ by snapping a quick photo of some of the lovely flowers for sale at Cours Saleya. My favourite flower is la pivoine (the peonie) but I do appreciate Mother Nature’s skill at […]

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The Man in Villefranche-sur-Mer

The Man

People have asked me what I do in France (besides eating croissants and pastries of course). Monday to Friday I got to the office because I have a job. I work for The Man. That’s what I say whenever I’m asked.  “I work for The Man,” is my reply. Yes, I even imagine the words […]

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Lunch on a rainy Sunday afternoon

Comfort Food – Endive Gratin

One of the things blogging gives me is the opportunity to meet other bloggers, be it in person or via their blogs.  One of my favourite bloggers is Jamie at Life’s A Feast.  Perhaps it was the title of her blog that grabbed my attention — yes, life is to be enjoyed and shared and […]

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Metro sign

The It Factor

Apparently I’ve got ‘it’.  That certain je ne sais quoi.  That certain indefinable ‘it’ that drives men crazy.  Yes, 65+ year-old Parisian men. On our last trip to Paris, while D attended his business meetings, I opted for a leisurely lunch at a bistro on avenue des Ternes before heading to Place de l’Étoile to […]

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Here comes the ferry!

Walking out to the Cap de Nice

Last weekend was another 20 km weekend for me.  The best part of the 20 km was the 8 km return trip D and I made to the Cap de Nice.  After a leisurely and filling breakfast, we grabbed two bottles of water and headed out.  We headed east toward the port and from there […]

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