Bonjour, Nice! So good to see you again!

If it’s Friday, it must be France … And I am thrilled to say that it IS Friday and this IS coming to you directly from beautiful Nice. We arrived here on Sunday after our fabulous two weeks in the Swiss Alps and, as much as we would have been happy to stay in thatContinue reading “Bonjour, Nice! So good to see you again!”

The countdown is on …

If it’s Friday, it must be France… Excusez-moi! I’ve been a little off the radar on the blog this past week. There’s been a lot going on in my writing world. How’ve you been? I spent some time processing all the fabulous writing and publishing information generated at the PubSmart Conference, I attended in CharlestonContinue reading “The countdown is on …”

Weekly Photo Challenge: STREET LIFE

If it’s Friday, it must be France …   Yay! It’s another Daily Post weekly photo challenge. This is actually last week’s theme, but I couldn’t resist it for today’s post. Some weeks there just isn’t enough time to dive into my photo albums but, when there is, you know how I love to share myContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: STREET LIFE”

If it’s Friday, it must be France … allez-y!

Happy Friday! I’m working on a post for International Women’s Day tomorrow and deep in my writing cave with my next novel, so forgive me for simply reposting a favourite day in Nice. Take a stroll with me and enjoy! CHAGALL IN THE A.M./MOULES-FRITES IN THE P.M. June 16, 2011 · by patriciasands · Bookmark the permalink. · Edit It’sContinue reading “If it’s Friday, it must be France … allez-y!”

Love, love, love …

If it’s Friday, it must be France … Happy Valentine’s Day ~ Bonne Saint Valentin! Enjoy sharing the love with those special someones in your life … today, and every day. How better to sound romantic than to whisper sweet nothings in French? My friend and favourite language instructor, Ida Young-Bondi has all the wordsContinue reading “Love, love, love …”

CBBH Photo Challenge: Across The Rooftops

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I love photo challenges. It’s great fun to spend time reliving memories as I linger in my albums finding the shots I want to use. Every month Marianne … oh wait! … first I want to congratulate her as she  recently won first prize in aContinue reading “CBBH Photo Challenge: Across The Rooftops”

#3 is here ~ and it just keeps getting better!

If it’s Friday, it must be France … It’s an honour to be part of the team that works together to bring you this FREE Loveahappyending Lifestyle Magazine (LLm) four times a year.  I’m sharing the link on my Friday France page for two reasons. One ~ today is publication day. Two ~ I’m thrilledContinue reading “#3 is here ~ and it just keeps getting better!”

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 …”