Choopy’s Cupcakes and Coffee Shop

If it’s Friday, it must be France … Mon Dieu, what a day I’ve had! There’s malware in my Hotmail apparently sending messages to everyone in my address book that I’m in distress in Greece and need money! It took a few hours of phone calls to Microsoft for them to figure out why IContinue reading “Choopy’s Cupcakes and Coffee Shop”

À la plage … to the beach!

If it’s Friday, it must be France … Pour yourself a favourite summertime beverage and cool off with a visit to a few of my favourite beaches in the south of France . Going to the beach on the Côte D’Azur is as much about the setting and scenery as anything else … and …bienContinue reading “À la plage … to the beach!”

Ten guilty pleasures … in France …

If it’s Friday, it must be France … Bonjour! I’ve been having such a fabulous time at Jess Witkins’s HAPPINESS PROJECT that I simply haven’t been able to leave. Today she has my Friday “France” post featured on her “Guilty Pleasures” page so click here and take a blog hop over to join us forContinue reading “Ten guilty pleasures … in France …”

World Oceans Day … oops, I forgot to click publish!

I was caught up in a wonderful graduation day yesterday (Friday) for the daughter of dear friends. She received combined MBA/Law degrees plus an award for top marks in both. It was indeed a day to celebrate! Beginning with a beautiful ceremony at Convocation Hall, in the magnificent grounds of the University of Toronto, weContinue reading “World Oceans Day … oops, I forgot to click publish!”

La Grande Nomade …

If it’s Friday, it must be France … Yes … I’m still hard at the WIP … so since I can’t get away from it, I thought I would bring you into the story with me for a moment. Oh come on! No eye rolls! It’s just for a moment … By way of introductionContinue reading “La Grande Nomade …”

Pain, Amour et Chocolat

If it’s Friday, it must be France … Where else but France would a Valentine’s lovefest include bread? Some might look at the title and think “pain” = heartbreak, considering the love connection, but nope, not here …  le pain is the French word for bread. Last weekend, for the 5th consecutive year, this three-dayContinue reading “Pain, Amour et Chocolat”

A roadtrip to Gourdon

If it’s Friday, it must be France … My plan was to have you join me for a roadtrip to one of our favourite destinations when we had friends visiting. The perched village of Gourdon has, as the sign says, a “Panorama Grandiose” … say no more. The view is worth the drive and theContinue reading “A roadtrip to Gourdon”

An addiction to the doors of France

If it’s Friday, it must be France … I love the front doors of people’s homes in France. Every time I visit that magnificent country I take endless numbers of photos of doors (okay, and windows too … but that’s another post). The wood, the trim, the left-over remnants of ancient locks, from simple andContinue reading “An addiction to the doors of France”

Choopy’s Cupcakes and Coffee Shop

If it’s Friday, it must be France … I love success stories, don’t you? The reason I’m a little late posting this is because I took a few hours this evening to watch the movie The Help with my DH. As well as being an important and well-told story,  author Kathryn Stockett’s backstory about writingContinue reading “Choopy’s Cupcakes and Coffee Shop”

Friendship, L’amitié – priceless wherever you are

If it’s Friday, it must be France … Ask me to list all the great memories of our 4-1/2 months in Antibes this past summer and I could go on and on. This is one of my favourites. One thing most women need, no matter where in the world they are, is a good hairdresser.Continue reading “Friendship, L’amitié – priceless wherever you are”