Month: September 2020

Trip to Grasse: Part II

In Part I of my trip, I showed you around the town. Now, let’s turn our attention to that which has made Grasse famous: perfume. Trade with the Moors in 16th century brought jasmine to Grasse, which is perfectly placed to grow these fragrant… Continue Reading “Trip to Grasse: Part II”

Wordless Wednesday

Another photo from the start of Vuelta a Espana 2016 in Galicia, the north-western corner of the Iberian peninsula. The Galicians are descended from Spain’s second wave of Celtic invaders (from the British Isles and western Europe), hence probably the bagpipes, who came across… Continue Reading “Wordless Wednesday”

Trip to Grasse: Part I

Situated just north of the French Riviera’s playground of Cannes, the inland town of Grasse is most famous for one thing and one thing only: perfume. It is internationally renowned as the world’s perfume capital, an industry for which the town rose to prominence… Continue Reading “Trip to Grasse: Part I”

Sunshine’s Macro Monday #60

These photos are from my back catalogue but haven’t previously featured on Macro Monday. The weather this past week has sadly not been conducive – too windy – to photographing plants and flowers. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for all… Continue Reading “Sunshine’s Macro Monday #60”

Mystery Blogger Award XII – XIII

Okoto Oke Enigma, whose blog site is created this Mystery Blogger Award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blogs not only captivate but inspire and motivate. They are some of the best out there, and they deserve all the recognition they get. This… Continue Reading “Mystery Blogger Award XII – XIII”

Silent Sunday #37

Today I’ve chosen a photograph from our 2017 #adventuredownunder showing an inland waterway which is part of South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula

Song Lyric Sunday #11

I like that Jim Adams of Song Lyric Sunday Challenge gives us plenty of notice about each Sunday’s prompts. Today it’s Brother/Sibling/Sister. I’m wondering whether to pick a song about siblings or a group with siblings, there are certainly plenty of the latter. I’m… Continue Reading “Song Lyric Sunday #11”

One word Sunday: spectacle

Should this be a spectacle, or where I’ve made a spectacle of myself? It was easy, I’ve gone for the former and one of the world’s great spectacles, the Great Barrier Reef from our 2019 #adventuredownunder. I’ve decided to join in with Debbie Smyth‘s… Continue Reading “One word Sunday: spectacle”

The Musette: vegan green pie

This is a quick and easy recipe which uses (vegan) pre-prepared filo pastry sheets, plenty of greens and some vegan cheese. Of course, you can also easily make a non-vegan version. Ingredients (serves 4 hungry cyclists) 1 tbsp olive oil 1/2 yellow onion, diced… Continue Reading “The Musette: vegan green pie”

Sculpture Saturday #27

A giant Tyrannosaurus Rex sculpture sits atop the platform of Compagnie des Bateaux-Mouches by the Seine River in Paris, France. Created by French artist and sculptor Philippe Pasqua, the 4-metre-tall and 7-metre-long structure is composed of 350 molded bones, constructed in the likeness of… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #27”