Month: October 2021

French Fancies: Caravanne

For over twenty-five years French lifestyle brand, family-run Caravane, has collaborated with artisans around the world to create its unique homewares, offering a curated edit of authentic, quality furniture and accessories including beds, sofas, curtains, homeware and lighting sourced. From raw French linen to Indian… Continue Reading “French Fancies: Caravanne”

The Musette: Pasta bake

While my beloved has been home underfoot and requiring three square meals a day, pasta has been a veritable life saver. Here’s a recipe inspired by similar ones from Ottolenghi and Smitten Kitten that’s concocted from leftovers. You can make it with pretty much… Continue Reading “The Musette: Pasta bake”

One from the Vaults: Basque Country – Saint Jean de Luz

And so it continues with our most recent trip to the charming French, Basque seaside village which was in July 2018. See, I’m certainly due a revisit if only via the blog! Saint Jean de Luz is a fishing port on the Basque Atlantic… Continue Reading “One from the Vaults: Basque Country – Saint Jean de Luz”

Thursday doors #133

I’m in Italy, so it’s got to be some more Italian doors. 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… Continue Reading “Thursday doors #133”

Postcard from Pordenone

This is an area of Italy we know well because my beloved has a client here with whom he has worked for a number of years. In addition, it’s an area that often features in the Giro d’Italia, and I have friends who live… Continue Reading “Postcard from Pordenone”

Wordless Wednesday #100

I know « Wordless Wednesday » is usually one of my many photos from my #adventuresdownunder, but not this week because we’re enjoying a few days back in our home-from-home of Alassio, Italy.

Musical Monday: Madonna

Musical Monday was bumped to Tuesday for sporting reasons. I’m back to rifling through my archives for a track to set me up for the week. I want something laid back to get me in the holiday mood as we’re driving to Alassio tomorrow… Continue Reading “Musical Monday: Madonna”

Fabio: 1st French MotoGP World Champion

Musical Monday has been bumped to Tuesday for a very good reason. Those of us who live on the Cote d’Azur and love MotoGP, including the Mayor of Nice, are celebrating the first ever French MotoGP World Champion, local wunderkind Fabio Quartararo.  Notre champion… Continue Reading “Fabio: 1st French MotoGP World Champion”

Silent Sunday #81

Apologies but I’ve been so busy this week that I’ve not had time to research and write my regular French Fancies Sunday post. However, I do have time for a Silent Sunday photo from France. Hope you’re all having an enjoyable weekend.  

The Musette: Halloween treats (vegan)

While we don’t generally celebrate Halloween, the local kids occasionally come trick or treating. Consequently, like last year, I will leave two plates of treats (recipes below) in small bags on the table outside my front door, with plenty of hand gel, for fingers… Continue Reading “The Musette: Halloween treats (vegan)”