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?
I love having friends who live in cottage country. It gives me the chance to get away from city life and to take in a little of what Mother Nature has to offer. As I look out the patio doors over the deck, I hear birds singing and the hum of a lawn mower in […]
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.
Yes, I’m still here. I have become more of a mental blogger than an actual writer. I think about sitting down in front of my laptop and regaling you with stories of my life in Nice. Then I shake myself out of my haze and pick up a hammer, cutter, cordless screwdriver and get back […]
Spring has taken her time to settle in here in Nice. Despite the psychotic periods of grey-then blue-then grey skies, I have been working hard at maintaining my sanity. D and I are working on a huge renovation project — we bought our first apartment in January — and most of my free time is […]
Ça fait un bail, même des lustres, que je n’ai pas écrit dans mon blog. (It’s been ages since I last posted to my blog.) I haven’t written in a while because I needed to take care of a few things. First among these things was/is my health. I won’t bore you with the details […]
D turned to me and said, “I will if you will.” I knew he was kidding and he knew my answer would be negative. We stood there watching these young risk takers fill out forms and put on their harnesses and I wondered why on earth would you willingly throw yourself off a bridge, in […]
While many Canadians celebrated Queen Victoria’s birthday yesterday I was thinking about Miami. Why Miami instead of this woman, a monarch, who reigned for almost 64 years? (I wasn’t even thinking about Charles and Camilla who were both in town for the holiday.) Well, this first long weekend of the summer reminds me of another set […]
Just how optimistic are you? Are you a ‘the glass half full’ person and do you see the silver lining on every cloud? Do you retire your shoes and socks for flip-flops at the first sign of warm weather? Even if it means sporting your summer footwear with a heavy sweater or even a coat? […]
Any reason to travel is a good one I say. With D’s business partner in town we hit the road and crossed the border into Italy. Our destination was San Remo. Yes, we went to Italy for lunch! After our typical breakfast of coffee and pains au chocolat/croissants, the three of us into our rental […]