PLOT TWISTS

There are so many plot twists going on right now that I am dizzy. The woods are on fire in the United States; revelry is happening on the streets of Nice; and skill extraordinary is on display in the mountains and flats of South Korea. When I turn on the television, I don’t know whetherContinue reading “PLOT TWISTS”

THE SEA SPEAKS TO ME

I call it “Seaspeak”. It is true – the Sea speaks to me. It always has, but now more than ever. When I walk by the Sea in the mornings, I have a favorite place to sit and face the sun.  I let go.  It never fails.  I walk away, feeling better.  These are fewContinue reading “THE SEA SPEAKS TO ME”

MY LITTLE CORNER OF THE COTE!

This is not what I had in mind when I got on the plane to Nice, France, in the fall of 2015, mind you. But, after much bemoaning and bewailing about having to downsize, I actually am enjoying my little corner of the Côte. No, I don’t have a Sea view. No, I don’t have a mountainContinue reading “MY LITTLE CORNER OF THE COTE!”

A GENTLE REMINDER

“This life will go by fast.   – Don’t fight with people, don’t criticize your body so much, don’t complain so much.    – Don’t lose sleep over your bills. Look for the person that makes you happy. If you make a mistake, let it go and keep seeking your happiness.   – Never stopContinue reading “A GENTLE REMINDER”

AUGUST 2017

Nothing is quite like the month of August.  Someone should write a song – like Gilbert and Sullivan. Something like “It’s May. It’s May. The Lusty Month of May!”  ALL of France goes on “holiday”. The rest of the world comes to town – to eat, to swim, to sunbathe, to dance, to sight-see.  TouristContinue reading “AUGUST 2017”

THE BEACH AND ME

This week, I went to the beach in Nice. That is a big deal. It only took me TWO YEARS!! Well, that is not true.  Steve and I walked along the Promenade almost every Sunday and sometimes more.  I walk to the Sea on my Sea-trek’s.  I went swimming in the Sea while Steve andContinue reading “THE BEACH AND ME”

“CAPTURING BEAUTY”

Today, when I was walking home from Monoprix (my local supermarket), I decided to check out the roses in Le Jardin du Monastère de Cimiez. The last time I looked, the buds were in process. Lo and behold, beautiful roses were everywhere! Here are a few of my favorites. Stay tuned.   FOR SALE ONContinue reading ““CAPTURING BEAUTY””

UPDATE – Les Alliances françaises’ Photography Contest

In February 2017, (as the followers of Jayspeakblog know), I entered an International Photography Contest, “Three Cities, Three Carnivals”, sponsored by my “school” in Nice – Alliance françaises with Les Alliances françaises de Venice and Rio. The contest took place between February 11 and March 10, 2017. Participants from each of Les Alliances françaises wereContinue reading “UPDATE – Les Alliances françaises’ Photography Contest”

“If you want to make God smile, tell him your plans” (Stevespeak quoting Vin Scully)

Making plans is fun. Steve and I made plans – things we would do after we got to France. For eleven months, we did a lot of them. Then, life happened. Not in the Plan. Once I could think, I started trying to plan on my own. What can I do? I am trained toContinue reading ““If you want to make God smile, tell him your plans” (Stevespeak quoting Vin Scully)”

CHRISTMAS IN PARIS

“Everyone should see Paris at Christmas time at least once a lifetime.” said Steve. Jay replied, “Sounds good to me”. That was the way it began. I booked an Airbnb in the Marais for four nights; we bought easyJet round trip tickets to Paris-Charles de Gaulle; we packed what few clothes we had for coldContinue reading “CHRISTMAS IN PARIS”

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