Archive | November, 2010

Sundays are good days for strolling

Yesterday, D and I decided to leave the warmth of our apartment for a little neighbourhood sightseeing.  Our destination?  The Roman ruins of Cemenelum. It was a great afternoon for a walk.  It had rained earlier in the day but, by 3:30 pm, the sun had made its presence known.  We grabbed our Nice map, […]

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George Clooney, firefighters, and the butcher make me emotional

I love George.  As in George Clooney.  I’ve been slightly obsessed by him since, well, forever.  Remember him from the Facts of Life?  I didn’t lust after him back then.  Perhaps I was too young to appreciate what he had going on.  I lust after him now just like I lust after Daniel Craig and Clive […]

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Planning a dinner in Franche-Comté

France is known for its culinary treasures.  Having recently been placed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list (read here), it’s little wonder that cooking for French friends/family can be a daunting task.  Paul Bocuse may talk about quenelles or how to make chou pastry…  But what if you’re making dinner for your Franche-Comté relatives? What do […]

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Harvest season in the south of France

We said goodbye to our new friends this morning.  I can’t speak for D or les parents but I was left with a feeling of longing.  Maybe I’m being a little melodramatic considering how brief the relationship was, but we had spent a good day together and now my new friends are gone.  Our relationship has changed.  Changed for […]

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Living my (food) dream

When I got up this morning the sky was grey and thunder could be heard in the distance.  I wasn’t sure whether it had rained or was going to rain.  I hoped for the former as D and I needed to pop down to the market to get some food for lunch and dinner today.  […]

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Stepping out…with my baby!

I’d been going a little stir-crazy here in Nice.  About two weeks ago I’m sure D was wondering what was going through my mind.  If he could read my mind he would have heard me saying things like “I need to do something” or “I’m going crazy here”.  Don’t get me wrong; I love it here […]

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