A merry, merry, happy, happy, ho, ho, ho to you!

If it’s Friday, it must be France …  In September/October, Place Massena in Nice was our ‘front yard’ . Now it is filled with the beauty and excitement of Le Marché de Noël.  I have a new addition to my wish list:  one of these years I want to experience this! If you have someContinue reading “A merry, merry, happy, happy, ho, ho, ho to you!”

Hurray for December!

It’s here! I do love December! My friend Anneli Purchase surprised me by posting our chat about Christmas on her blog yesterday . It’s always fun to blog hop and it was a great kick-off for me for this season I love so much!(Even if it was still November.) The spirit of giving is what December isContinue reading “Hurray for December!”

Medieval meander …

If it’s Friday, it must be France … Bonjour! Last week I posted two photos of Entrevaux and promised more. Voilà! Perched at the meeting point of two valleys in the mountains north of Nice , Entrevaux is one of those intriguing, ancient villages so easy to stumble upon in Europe. The 2-hour train ride from NiceContinue reading “Medieval meander …”

~ Always remember ~

WE OWE SO MUCH TO SO MANY. TODAY IS REMEMBRANCE DAY IN CANADA. In 2010, my husband and I went on a journey to locate the grave of my Uncle Harry whose Lancaster bomber had been shot down on June 13, 1944, near Cambrai, France. All six crew members had perished. They are buried inContinue reading “~ Always remember ~”

Lunch with Journeywoman!

Some days are a little more special than others and yesterday was one of those! Some people you meet are a little more special than others and the woman I met yesterday was indeed one of those! Evelyn Hannon, aka Journeywoman, and I spent a couple of hours  yesterday chatting over a light lunch weContinue reading “Lunch with Journeywoman!”

I’m late! I’m late!

I’m feeling a bit like the White Rabbit in Alice In Wonderland today! Tomorrow it will be a week since we arrived home from France but it feels like that happened yesterday. I’ve got a lot of catching up to do. I feel terrible that I completely missed the International Day of The Girl, butContinue reading “I’m late! I’m late!”

Alice Munro ~ 2013 Nobel Prize winner for literature

Canadians are celebrating not only Thanksgiving this weekend (my favourite holiday!) but also this week’s exciting announcement that Alice Munro has been named the winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize for literature.  Bravo! Perhaps Canada’s best known author at this time, she has kept the bar raised on the art of short-story writing for severalContinue reading “Alice Munro ~ 2013 Nobel Prize winner for literature”

Fangirl moment …

If it’s Friday, it must be France … Really? It’s Friday again? So soon? It’s been a busy, wonderful week in Nice (with the usual side trips that are so easy to do here …) but somehow I’ve even managed to get in some work on my WIP. * doing a happy dance* We’ve gotContinue reading “Fangirl moment …”

Ahhhhhh …

If it’s Friday, it must be France … That might be a sigh from me that was heard well out into the stratosphere! Oui! C’est vendredi! It’s Friday AND it is France … we arrived in Nice yesterday and will be here until mid-October. It didn’t take us more than a moment to fall inContinue reading “Ahhhhhh …”

Travel Theme: Distance

If it’s Friday, it must be France … As you know, photography and France are two of my favourite blogging topics and occasionally I have the opportunity to combine them. Like today! “Distance” is the theme on Ailsa’s Where’s My Backpack  and this photo is one I took on an early May morning when my husbandContinue reading “Travel Theme: Distance”