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Bob was a Woman of Many Talents

  In Paris in 1902, young Dr. Marcile was head-over-heels in love. The young lady who was the object of his affection loved him too, but her…

God Save the Royal Derriere

Queen Elizabeth II is now officially the longest reigning monarch in British history. The 89 year old Queen has broken the record set by her great-great-grandmother

Winter sports and safety

Every winter season, between 40 000 and 45 000 persons are rescued from the ski slopes in France. To reduce this number, the French government has just…

Snow!

With the sun beaming outside and the rather mild temperatures, it might be difficult to imagine but... the mountains are covered with a thick lovely layer of…

Popping In To Say Hi..:)

Well, hi there. Haven't posted for ages, for the reasons set out in my last post. Matters are moving ahead, though the sheer bureaucratic insanity involved in…

The Last Post: Time To Hit The Road

Hi, all. As always, I hope this post finds you doing well, with your week off to a good start. Today's post is a bit unusual --…

How to rent out your home for a holiday rental

If you want to make a few extra euros this summer and want to rent your main residence on the Riviera out to the holiday market as an…

Work for under 18s - who can work and when?

Whether you are an employer, a parent or a young person under the age of 18, you might be interested to know that although under 18 year-olds…

Views of Antibes

Old Antibes and the ramparts along the coastal road. Plage de la Gravette featuring the sculpture by Jaime Ple, the 'Nomade d'Antibes'. Fisherman in front of the…

Port de la Darse

The beautiful Port de la Darse in Villefranche-sur-Mer.    

Ancient Aspremont

  We have several times visited the well-to-do village of Aspremont also because it happens to be a good starting point for several hikes. We can recommend hikes to…

Stuffed red bell peppers

This is a modern, easier twist of the classic French Riviera recipe: petits farcis nicois. It makes a perfect light lunch served with a green salad and…

Scammer Alert - how to keep your online dating safe

Stay Secure and Stay Safe With the anonymity of online dating, it is on the whole, more secure than going to a bar and meeting a stranger.…

Our Guide to Setting Up the First Date

 Where to start? Where to go? What to wear?! There are a lot of things to consider when planning your first date.  But you don’t want to…

Green Things Soup

  Like the name says, this soup is green! I make this soup all the time and I've shared the recipe so many times with satisfied friends…

Menton's Quirky Central Park Coffee

I have a confession to make.  I've never seen the TV programme, Friends until today when, strictly for the purpose of writing this post, I watched the…

Tips on buying a property on the French Riviera

Most people who set out to buy a property in the Cote d’Azur have already come here on wonderful holidays that made them wish to spend more…

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