Month: May 2019

Friday Photo Challenge – colour

When we recently visited the gardens in Mainau on the Bodensee, the rhododendrum bushes were just past their best but still provided a welcome burst of colour. Sadly, we were too early for the hydrangea bushes and, likewise, the peonies were only just in… Continue Reading “Friday Photo Challenge – colour”

Thursday doors #20

Two weeks ago I featured a handsome door on the oldest building in the Cours Mirabeau in Aix-en-Provence. Last week I featured a further selection from Aix and this week I have a few more. The town is a veritable treasure trove of old… Continue Reading “Thursday doors #20”

Wordless Wednesday – running water

The Musette: spiced rice pudding

If I have a flat full of cyclists, or indeed guests, you’ll generally find a large bowl of home-made rice pudding in my fridge. It’s instant comfort food which can easily double as a quick and nourishing breakfast before a long ride. Pretty much… Continue Reading “The Musette: spiced rice pudding”

History of a Parisian foundry

I’m always fascinated by the history of the buildings we visit, particularly those which have been repurposed. On our most recent trip to Paris, both of the exhibitions were in buildings originally built for diffferent purposes. We visited the Atelier des Lumieres, in Paris… Continue Reading “History of a Parisian foundry”

Sunshine Blogger Award V

Awards are like buses, you wait for ages and then two come along at almost the same time. I know lots of bloggers pooh pooh awards but I believe it’s a great way to encourage new bloggers and they help us all get to… Continue Reading “Sunshine Blogger Award V”

Friday Photo Challenge – bloomin’

What a fabulous burst of colour! Please don’t ask me the names of any of these flowers because I will not be able to tell you. This is when I could do with bringing my mother back. She’d be able to tell us everything… Continue Reading “Friday Photo Challenge – bloomin’”

Thursday doors #19

Last week I featured a magnificent doorway in Aix-en-Provence from the oldest building in its main thoroughfare, Cours Mirabeau. This week I have a selection of handsome wooden doors from the Cours and its surrounding streets. Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door… Continue Reading “Thursday doors #19”

Worldless Wednesday – bicycle

Postcard from Palma de Mallorca II

Having “done” Palma, on Sunday we decided to drive around part of the SW coastline, swerving past the tourist meccas of Magaluf, Cala Major and Palma Nove. It might not be as bad as I feared though it did look pretty built up from… Continue Reading “Postcard from Palma de Mallorca II”