Emma uncovered!

*waving across the pond to Emma* Author Emma Calin shares my love of France and is fortunate to spend a good deal of her time there when she is not in the glorious English countryside. She’s a busy writer, part of my LLm group, and now she is about to publish her newest work. I’mContinue reading “Emma uncovered!”

And away we go!

2014 ~ a new year to chase dreams, fulfill goals, make mistakes, learn lessons, read good books, love, forgive, laugh and generally bumble our way through life. Let’s give it our best shot and enjoy the ride! Sadly, I know that doesn’t work for everyone. There are those who are coping with serious issues thatContinue reading “And away we go!”

Perfect for a relaxing read ~ LLm ezine

Have you a moment  to find a comfy spot to settle in and read? Put your feet up. Relax. Treat yourself to a look at the Lifestyle Ezine our LoveAHappyEnding.com authors publish quarterly. Download it to your computer or favourite reading tablet and enjoy the fabulous photography and articles on just about every topic youContinue reading “Perfect for a relaxing read ~ LLm ezine”

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!”

A meaningful message from Thailand and other thoughts on giving …

My friend Susan Baldwin Mayfield posted this on Facebook. If you have not already watched this brief video, please do. The message is strong, touching and a good reminder to each one of us. Really, how much effort does it take for us to be kind to each other, no matter what the circumstances? MyContinue reading “A meaningful message from Thailand and other thoughts on giving …”

A sweet taste of France

If it’s Friday (or even Saturday), it must be France … The Promise of Provence now has a book trailer! After sifting through my photos and collaborating with the creative ( … and patient … ) Kristen Kress at Brain Fry Productions, we are on YouTube. Chalk up another learning experience … it just neverContinue reading “A sweet taste of France”

I’m waiting for December …

As many recover from Thanksgiving feasts, here are a few thoughts on the subject: Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.  ~Theodore Roosevelt Thanksgiving dinners take eighteenContinue reading “I’m waiting for December …”

Taking Root In Provence – France Book Tours

It’s always a pleasure to have friends drop by the blog! The multi-talented Anne-Marie Simons and her husband Oscar, who is … hold your breath, ladies … an expert on Provençal cooking, paid a visit here last June. They  shared their experience of retiring and relocating from the States to Aix-En-Provence in the south of France.Continue reading “Taking Root In Provence – France Book Tours”

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 …”