Month: June 2020

Visit to Musée national du Sport, Nice

To be honest, we’d long intended to visit this museum but, despite it being close to OGC Nice’s Allianz stadium, we never seemed to find the time to pop in. This was finally rectified last November, when we were invited by friends to attend… Continue Reading “Visit to Musée national du Sport, Nice”

Sunshine’s Macro Monday #47

You may have noticed I’m still using the photos of spring flora taken on my iPad mini while wandering around our private Domaine during lockdown. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your helpful feedback and kind comments on these… Continue Reading “Sunshine’s Macro Monday #47”

Authors’ Recognition Award I

This is my maiden Authors’ Recognition Award which was most kindly bestowed on me by author James A Best back in May. If you don’t aleady follow James, please head on over to his blog to read about his love of music and some… Continue Reading “Authors’ Recognition Award I”

Silent Sunday #24

I’m still selecting photographs from our many trips Down Under. This one is from 2019. I’m not sure whether this is a kangaroo, wallaby or a wallaroo but they all used to freeze if you were close by. This one’s clearly hoping to merge… Continue Reading “Silent Sunday #24”

The Musette: courgette fritters

I’ve made courgette fritters for years, initially using a recipe from that domestic goddess Nigella Lawson. However, I’ve shifted to making them less dairy laden and more acceptable to a wider range of regimes. The word fritter usually conjures up something deep-fried, fat-laden, and… Continue Reading “The Musette: courgette fritters”

Sculpture Saturday #14

This bronze statue in the park near the NSW Art Gallery in Sydney commemorates Scotland`s most famous poet Robert Burns (1759 – 1796). Inaugurated in 1905 by the State Governor in honour of the origins of many Australians. The statue and its plinth was… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #14”

One from the vaults: Stay calm, count to five and exhale

We’re heading back to 2016 today where I discuss my beloved’s ability (or lack thereof) to buy great presents. Just over three years ago, my beloved bought me an iPad mini. I was sceptical at first but it’s become an indispensable part of my… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Stay calm, count to five and exhale”

Friday Photo Challenge – summer traditions

I’m much enjoying these weekly challenges hosted on alternate weeks by either Amanda or Sandy because they force me to think about what’s in my photo archives and how I might re-use them. Summer traditions on the Cote d’Azur? I’m thinking Festival of Music,… Continue Reading “Friday Photo Challenge – summer traditions”

Thursday doors #73

Finally, I’ve been out and about photographing some “new” doors. These are from Eze village which had plenty of splendid doors, enough for a few weeks’ posts. Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their… Continue Reading “Thursday doors #73”

Musée d’Art Classique de Mougins

In yesterday’s post about our recent trip to Mougins, I wrote we couldn’t recall the last time we’d visited. We frequently ride past the village, but it was only once I’d looked into the “newish” museum, the Musée d’Art Classique de Mougins (MACM), and… Continue Reading “Musée d’Art Classique de Mougins”