CBBH Photo Challenge: Ancient & Modern

You know how I love photo challenges! When I saw this month’s topic on the CBBH Photo Challenge on Marianne’s East of Malaga blog, I knew precisely which photos I wanted to use.  In all of our travels, nowhere was the contrast between ancient and modern more vivid to me than in Rome.  With the blinkContinue reading “CBBH Photo Challenge: Ancient & Modern”

Get your bonbons here!

If it’s Friday, it must be France … Attention chocolate lovers! It’s a lovely coincidence that my friend, Steena Holmes, is in Paris as we speak. She went over to the London Book Fair to be part of a panel and did a fine job of representing indie authors as well as hybrids such asContinue reading “Get your bonbons here!”

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”

Did you know this about Dickens?

If it’s Friday, it must be France … Excusez-moi! First an apology – OMG, this is my FOURTH post this week!!! Holy S***!  I normally only post twice a week so – to you wonderful subscribers – please don’t hate me.  I promise not to bombard you with posts this often ever again … orContinue reading “Did you know this about Dickens?”


If it’s Friday, it must be France … Joyeux Noël! Have you taken some time to enjoy beautiful light displays in your neighbourhood? Some of the set-ups around our place have been spectacular. Perhaps it’s to make up for the shortage of snow? It was definitely a green Christmas in the Toronto area this yearContinue reading “CHRISTMAS IN PARIS”