Month: October 2022

Musical Monday: Amy Winehouse (again)

Sadly, Amy Winehouse is another young artist who left us way too early. She’s previously featured in a 2021 Musical Monday post but I never got to see her in concert. Winehouse, in what appears to be a recording booth, rings every emotional nuance… Continue Reading “Musical Monday: Amy Winehouse (again)”

French fancies: Bonne Maman

This week I turn my attention to a well-known, beloved brand which is still family owned. Bonne Maman is a French brand of jam, marmalade, compotes, desserts, cakes and biscuits.The brand was created by Andros in 1971 as a mass-produced product with a home-made feel,… Continue Reading “French fancies: Bonne Maman”

Silent Sunday #121

It’s Sunday and today’s photo is from ma belle France.

The Musette: Lemon Bars

These are a go-to recipe for a minimum fuss dessert for unexpected guests – I get a lot of these!  They’re quick and easy to make as follows: grind up the crust in the food processor, press the crust in – so much easier… Continue Reading “The Musette: Lemon Bars”

One from the vaults: Things my beloved doesn’t do – call me

Another golden oldie! This one is from October 2012 when my beloved was still circumnavigating the globe on a regular basis and our mobile phone of choice was a Blackberry – a real blast from the past. My beloved and I have an unspoken… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Things my beloved doesn’t do – call me”

Thursday doors #174

Here are even more doors from our most recent trip to Spain. 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 #174”

Trip to Bibliotheque Richelieu-Louvois

The recently re-opened and sensitively-refurbished Richelieu-Louvois site is the historic birthplace of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF). Located in the heart of the capital, in 17th century this comprised  several important and beautiful buildings, including the Palais Mazarin, the Hôtel Tubeuf and the… Continue Reading “Trip to Bibliotheque Richelieu-Louvois”

Wordless Wednesday #141

Wednesday is devoted to photos from Australia taken on one of my many #adventuresdownunder.

Trip to Musée de l’Orangerie

You may not realise this but we have a lot to thank Claude Monet for. There’s all that great art, of course, but he also helped to transform the former orangerie greenhouse — which had been used as a storage space and even as… Continue Reading “Trip to Musée de l’Orangerie”

Musical Monday: James Taylor

After featuring Carole King last week, today’s artist is a natural successor as James Taylor (1948 – ) enjoyed  his first US No. 1 hit in 1971 with his recording of You’ve Got a Friend, written by Carole King. He’s currently finishing a Covid-interrupted Tour but… Continue Reading “Musical Monday: James Taylor”