CBBH PHOTO CHALLENGE:View from an aircraft

If it’s Friday, it must be France … As we approached Nice International Airport in May 2011, we flew directly over the apartment building in Antibes that we were going to call home for five months. I had googled it so often in the preceding months, I knew precisely where it was. It’s the largestContinue reading “CBBH PHOTO CHALLENGE:View from an aircraft”

Bonjour Paris

If it’s Friday, it must be France … Bonjour! I follow a lot of creative, informative and truly enjoyable websites and blogs about France. In fact, I’m compiling a list  to share with you soon. Let’s begin with Bonjour Paris, an addictive amazingly comprehensive website I have followed for years. If you really want the skinnyContinue reading “Bonjour Paris”

Pack your bags and come to France!

If it’s Friday, it must be France … PLEASE NOTE:  This trip has been temporarily postponed as Uniglobe Instant Travel in London, ON, was taken over by another company on February 1st.  The good news is that another fabulous women’s travel group is working with us and we hope to have the trip rescheduled inContinue reading “Pack your bags and come to France!”


The holidays are here! After all the planning, shopping, wrapping, baking, and celebrating, find a quiet spot to get comfy with a good book. If you are looking for some new books to read, have I got suggestions for you today! Crime, fantasy, intrigue, romance, drama … it’s all here! I’ve been tagged by myContinue reading “THE NEXT BIG THING BLOG HOP”

Pinch me!

If it’s Friday, it must be France … Ooops – I’m late again  – I know it’s Saturday, but we have company and I’m attempting to sneak this post in while still being a somewhat gracious hostess. Good thing we have understanding friends who realize writing and blogging are  consuming my life  somewhat distracting at times. WhatContinue reading “Pinch me!”


If it’s Friday, it must be France … I’m combining one of my favourite photo challenges with my Friday France post today because all of the “blue” photos I’m posting here were taken in France. The CBBH Photo Challenge originates on the East Of Malaga blog. Zip on over and see the fab photos MarianneContinue reading “CBBH PHOTO CHALLENGE: BLUE”

In search of the perfect chèvre …

If it’s Friday, it must be France … When we lived in Antibes for five months in 2011 …  *pause briefly here while I weep and wail quietly lament we are not there now* … pardon my sniffling … okay, I’ve pulled myself together … To continue … our favourite fromagier, Jacques, at the dailyContinue reading “In search of the perfect chèvre …”

CBBH Photo Challenge: Windows

If it’s Friday, it must be France … Okay, I know it’s Sunday, not Friday, … life is crazy but I am still managing to keep track of the days … honest! Out of respect I wanted to leave my post about Amanda Todd in place all last week. Thus and therefore, I’m a tadContinue reading “CBBH Photo Challenge: Windows”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Happy

“A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.” ― Eudora Welty Eudora Welty was a well-known author of short stories and novels about the American south. She was also an avid photographer, like many writers. Often the seed of a story begins with a thought captured in a photo. So, photo lovers, here we goContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Happy”

My corner of the world

This week my friend, author Sheryl Browne, invited me across the pond (only *virtually* unfortunately) to chat with her about where I live and where I fantasize about living! I took a welcome break from *revision world* where I’m still hunkered down but making progress. Sheryl has been running a series about our home townsContinue reading “My corner of the world”