Category Archives: Riviera

WHERE I WRITE

I live on the French Riviera, in a town called Menton, nestled between Monaco to the west and the Italian border to the east. Menton became famous in the nineteenth century when it was advertised as a place where the … Continue reading

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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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Young musicians at the Fête de la Musique

I like music but can barely whistle a dirge let alone a tune.  I think I’m fortunate that I like many types of music from classical to pop and rock and most shades in between. Not everything though. Much of … Continue reading

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Catch a Falling Star

Yesterday I went into a café which I had not visited before.  The waitress was a friendly, chirpy soul who immediately made me feel welcome and quickly took my order for coffee. I have always found that I am very … 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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Hooray for Serboga

Yesterday we visited the tiny Principality of Serboga.  It is a village perched in the hills above the coastal town ofBordighera.  It is close to the French/Italian border. Apparently the deeds selling the old village to the Duchy of Piedmont-Sardinia … Continue reading

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