Month: October 2020

The Musette: lemon cream

It’s not just my beloved who believes no meal is complete without dessert, all my French friends are of similar minds. They don’t necessarily want something hearty, often preferring something small, yet rich and decadent. This fits the bill. I love this dessert because… Continue Reading “The Musette: lemon cream”

Sculpture Saturday #32

Today’s sculpture is by Picasso which is exhibited in the Picasso Museum, Paris. It was created in 1950 while he was in Vallauris. It’s of a girl skipping and is made from a mixture of materials including wood, ceramic, iron and plaster. This challenge… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #32”

How coronavirus spreads

After my latest post on the Covid situation in France, I had quite a lively discussion with a number of you. This prompted me to look out an article which best explains how the virus is transmitted through the air, particularly indoors. Sadly, there’s… Continue Reading “How coronavirus spreads”

Friday Photo Challenge – neighbourhood walk

This week Sandy’s Friendly Friday Photo Challenge is to take a NEIGHBOURHOOD WALK and share seasonal sights from our hometown. Sandy took a walk around her neighbourhood and was reminded that this is a big weekend for kids. The autumnal leaves already make her… Continue Reading “Friday Photo Challenge – neighbourhood walk”

Would you like a drink? Part I

Instead of “One from the vaults” today, in honour of what would’ve been my late mother’s 92nd birthday, I’m taking a look at her favourite tipple. If she asked you whether you’d like a drink, it meant only one thing, champagne. My mother felt… Continue Reading “Would you like a drink? Part I”

Thursday doors #91

Here are a few more doors from Menton’s Old Town. Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favourite door photos from around the world. Feel free to join in the fun by creating your… Continue Reading “Thursday doors #91”

Things about France that surprised me: ability of the French to debate anything, anytime, anywhere

Did anyone ever tell you that running effective meetings in France was a little like herding cats? No? Well, take it from me, now you know. With France being a time-flexible culture, be prepared for meetings to start 10-15 minutes late and run over… Continue Reading “Things about France that surprised me: ability of the French to debate anything, anytime, anywhere”

Wordless Wednesday

Port of Nice in October

Lockdown latest from France

At the end of last week, the French Prime Minister extended the night-time curfew to another 38 new départements to cover roughly half of France (46 million inhabitants), red on the map below, including where I live in the Alpes-Maritimes. In total 54 of… Continue Reading “Lockdown latest from France”

Sunshine’s Macro Monday #64

Finally, I’ve been out and about taking photos of the start of autumn. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your helpful feedback and kind comments on these posts – most encouraging. Sunshine’s Macro Monday Challenge was hosted by Irene… Continue Reading “Sunshine’s Macro Monday #64”