Summer’s over? How did that happen?

Well that’s it, right? Labour Day (or Labor, for our friends south of the border) weekend, no matter where you live in North America, is the signal that summer is over. In Toronto, the Canadian National Exhibition (fondly referred to as The Ex or the CNE) has been a feature during the last two andContinue reading “Summer’s over? How did that happen?”

Tourrettes Sur Loup

If It’s Friday, It Must Be France … Buckle up and keep your camera ready! The drive to the medieval village of Tourrettes Sur Loup is breathtaking. Only 14 kilometres from the Côte D’Azur, it’s easy to reach and might be combined with a visit to St. Paul De Vence. Much smaller than St. PaulContinue reading “Tourrettes Sur Loup”

10 Random Facts

10 Random Facts There’s a quirky little game of tag going around the blogging community right now, and I’ve been poked by the lovely Linda Burke (@LBurkeWriter)N from my #Wana711 blogging class. (Which was presented to us by Social Media Goddess and mighty fine lady, Kristen Lamb.) To play, you simply need to be taggedContinue reading “10 Random Facts”

A hex on Hurricane Irene!

If it’s Friday … well, this Friday, we need to be thinking about everyone who will be affected by this terrible storm! I simply can’t bring myself to post about another wonderful day on the Côte D’Azur when so many people on the East Coast of the United States and Canada are waiting to seeContinue reading “A hex on Hurricane Irene!”

Rejections are part of the journey

Writers often question why they are writing. We know the bottom line is that we want to write and so we do. It’s almost an uncontrollable urge. Convincing ourselves that others want to read our work is not so easily accomplished. When a reader lets us know that our words resonate with them, that theyContinue reading “Rejections are part of the journey”

Which route would you choose?

If it’s Friday, it must be France … Cycling is a big part of European culture. I’m not talking about biking home from work or over to visit with a friend. I’m talking serious, strenuous biking over long distances that often includes steep mountain roads full of challenging switchbacks. Certainly in France, at any timeContinue reading “Which route would you choose?”

Let’s talk home exchange …

Author Catch up with Patricia Sands – in my next life… Category: Author Catch up by Linn B Halton My name is Linn B Halton, I am one of the featured new Authors and I’m also the Editor of:- **Author Catch Up** I will be talking to our new authors, finding out more about them andContinue reading “Let’s talk home exchange …”

Literature, lavender and lunch – part 2

If it’s Friday, it must be France! Friday again! It seems to come around faster every week. Ok, I got so caught up in the excitement of the literary history on the Côte D’Azur last Friday that I didn’t get to the other two subjects in my title. So now it’s on to lavender! LastContinue reading “Literature, lavender and lunch – part 2”

Brothers and birthdays …

Today is my brother’s birthday. He’s five years older than I am and has always been everything you would want a brother to be … well, except perhaps when he used to lock me in the linen closet and make really scary noises outside the door or when he put worms down my shirt orContinue reading “Brothers and birthdays …”

Literature, Lunch and Lavender – part one

If it’s Friday, it must be France … Talk about a good story! The literary history along the south coast of France is tough to match. Poets and scribes from the Roman Empire told of the beauty of Antipolis, now Antibes. In later centuries writers began visiting the Riviera for the beauty, the sea,  theContinue reading “Literature, Lunch and Lavender – part one”