Category Archives: Moving to France

Dawn. Menton

It’s 7.15 in the morning and the moon and Venus are dangling in a brightening sky.  I was awake and ready for work three quarters of an hour ago but then my computer decided to update itself and took an … Continue reading

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Friends

Our very good friends Chris and Gina have arrived here for a week’s visit. The last time we saw them was on the day we left England.  They came round to take us to the airport hotel and found us … Continue reading

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Simple ingredients, superb lunch

We’ve just had lunch.  Since moving to the south of France we’ve adopted the French habit of eating our main meals at lunch-time.  There are several reasons for this. Restaurant lunches are cheaper and better value for money than evening … Continue reading

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Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol and Chasing Language

I’m a great fan of the series ‘Gavin and Stacey’ by James Corden and Ruth Jones.  It’s brilliantly conceived, written and acted. One of my favourite pieces of music on it, and there are many, is Chasing Cars by Snow … Continue reading

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The Wonder of the Hare

When I was a kid we had a rabbit, a morose and dopey animal which never did anything but chew.  I used to stare at it and dare it to do something, anything, but it merely stared back at me … Continue reading

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Our Old Home

Wow, the wonders of the internet. My friend phoned from England and we talked about our house.  Just for fun I checked out our house on the internet and was surprised to see the pictures of it from when we … Continue reading

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Near Perfect Writing Space

If you’ve followed any of this blog you will realise that I am fascinated with my writing space. Not that I’m obsessive or pernickety (hum, don’t think I’ve ever written that word before).  It’s just that I always hanker after … Continue reading

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