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Comfort Food – Endive Gratin

Because I love comfort food and because I love Jamie’s blog, here’s a post from January 2012 that combines both these things. I made this for dinner last night, again to rave reviews from my husband. Seriously, who can say no to melted cheese? And since the weather on the Côte d’Azur is still a […]

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Help!

Mayday: the international radiotelegraph distress signal used by ships and aircrafts.  It’s origin?  (Venez) m’aider, French for (come) help me! Mayday is also one of my favourite programs on the Discovery Channel. If you’ve never watched an episode — I think I’ve seen them all — and if you’re not a fan of flying this […]

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Picture This: Flowers

Today happened to be one of the few times I had my camera with me while at the market.  I marked this ‘occasion’ by snapping a quick photo of some of the lovely flowers for sale at Cours Saleya. My favourite flower is la pivoine (the peonie) but I do appreciate Mother Nature’s skill at […]

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The Man

People have asked me what I do in France (besides eating croissants and pastries of course). Monday to Friday I got to the office because I have a job. I work for The Man. That’s what I say whenever I’m asked.  “I work for The Man,” is my reply. Yes, I even imagine the words […]

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Comfort Food – Endive Gratin

One of the things blogging gives me is the opportunity to meet other bloggers, be it in person or via their blogs.  One of my favourite bloggers is Jamie at Life’s A Feast.  Perhaps it was the title of her blog that grabbed my attention — yes, life is to be enjoyed and shared and […]

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Pants down

Twenty days into the month of January — at the time of writing — and I am already exhausted.  Oh, it’s not exhaustion of the bad kind.  It’s exhaustion of getting around, seeing family and friends, doing everything humanly possible to keep your wits about you.  It’s doing all that plus silently freaking out about […]

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Journey from here to 40

I don’t know how many times I’ve started this post only to put it aside because of one distraction or another.  At this moment, I’m sitting in a meeting area of the Royal Edwardian Sussex hotel in London.  Since my last post I’ve been in Toronto — plus points 6 hours north of Toronto — […]

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I *heart* shopping

“Love is in the air, every sight and every sound…” It’s been a while since I channelled a song for a post.  Love Is in the Air, by John Paul Young, has been bouncing around my head for the past few days.  It’s no wonder as our 1st wedding anniversary just a few days away […]

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The It Factor

Apparently I’ve got ‘it’.  That certain je ne sais quoi.  That certain indefinable ‘it’ that drives men crazy.  Yes, 65+ year-old Parisian men. On our last trip to Paris, while D attended his business meetings, I opted for a leisurely lunch at a bistro on avenue des Ternes before heading to Place de l’Étoile to […]

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The wheels, the bus and washing my hair

It has been one of those weeks.  You know what I’m talking about.  It feels like you’re on the brink of change and yet there’s something that’s just not right.  I feel like I’m walking a tightrope and, despite the fact that I continue to progress along the way, I know that one false move, […]

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