Month: January 2021

French Fancies: Laboratoires Pierre Fabre

You may not have heard of Pierre Fabre unless you’re a rugby fan – the company sponsors its local rugby team in Castres where its story begins. Even so, you may not know what the company does, aside from making some of my favourite… Continue Reading “French Fancies: Laboratoires Pierre Fabre”

Song Lyric Sunday #26

What do I have in my archives in response to Jim Adams’ prompt for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday Challenge which is Odd/Even? I know, what about one about Odds from the late Tupac Shakur? Tupac (1971 – 1996) better known by his stage… Continue Reading “Song Lyric Sunday #26”

Silent Sunday #52

Last year all my photographs were from Australia, this year they are all from France. This one is pretty iconic!  

One word Sunday: small, smaller, smallest

This week it’s the comparative and superlative of small which really got me thinking! It prompted me to turn to the exquisite, beautiful and small detailing on a large building such as The Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi where many small patterns are repeated… Continue Reading “One word Sunday: small, smaller, smallest”

The Musette: prawn biryani

Biryani has its origins in the Indian subcontinent, where it’s popular throughout though it’s also prepared in other regions such as parts of Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq. The exact origin of the dish is uncertain. In North India, different varieties of biryani developed in… Continue Reading “The Musette: prawn biryani”

Sculpture Saturday #43

Staying with sculptures in museums, here’s one from the Musee Picasso in Paris which I adored. You’ll understand why. Bull’s Head is by Pablo Picasso, created in 1942 from the seat and handlebars of a bicycle. It is described as Picasso’s most famous discovery,… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #43”

National Croissant Day

For once I felt I couldn’t let this day go unremarked. Think France, think croissants. The two are inextricably entwined, aren’t they? The flaky, buttery delicious crescent-shaped pastry called a croissant is a French icon and yet……. it isn’t truly French. History of the… Continue Reading “National Croissant Day”

Friendly Friday Challenge: special treats

The Friendly Friday Challenge is a fortnightly challenge co-hosted by Amanda from Something to Ponder About and Sandy from The Sandy Chronicles. This year the girls are are opening up the challenge, making its focus not purely on photography but making it a little… Continue Reading “Friendly Friday Challenge: special treats”

Cee’s Flower of the Day #21

You can’t help feel cheered by flowers, plants and trees can you? More  equals more cheer. Cee’s challenge is all about bringing a little beauty and colour into our daily lives. Who wouldn’t be in favour of that? Challenge rules, why not join in?… Continue Reading “Cee’s Flower of the Day #21”

One From the Vaults: The bits in between – Adelaide to Melbourne via Great Ocean Road

This is one of the world’s most spectacular coastal drives, and a great way to travel from Adelaide to Melbourne, or visa versa. We’ve driven the Great Ocean road twice, once in either direction. This is from our 2016 #adventuredownunder Once, well out of… Continue Reading “One From the Vaults: The bits in between – Adelaide to Melbourne via Great Ocean Road”