Invasion of the Monkeys

Invasion of the Monkeys

Welcome back!   With so much sadness in the world right now, I felt I should use my blog this week to make you smile.   To make us both smile.  Those images from Ukraine are so devastatingly sad and the constant news updates are really taking their toll, so...
When Do You Feel Most Alive?

When Do You Feel Most Alive?

I am feeling all childish and excited today.  Why?  Because I’ve been out to buy a new Christmas tree.  Woohoo!!!     Let’s not be concerned by the fact that (since moving into my new place in June), I don’t yet have a sofa, coffee table or TV.  But I have...
Replenishing the Soul

Replenishing the Soul

Well what a week it’s been.     With a number of COVID restrictions still in place, I made a decision some months ago, not to travel overseas until things had settled down and the likelihood of those ‘return immediately’ calls have diminished. And so I have...
Heading to the Seaside

Heading to the Seaside

Greetings from Marseilles ☀️     How wonderful to be with you once again.     In all honesty, my decision to come to Marseilles was somewhat ‘random’. I had already been in Annecy for a number of weeks, and as lockdown restrictions were finally...
The Magic of Travel

The Magic of Travel

As I write, the world is only just beginning to emerge from the various restrictions imposed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.    It’s been more than 100 days but at last, families are being reunited, shops and restaurants are permitted to re-open and just...
Bienvenue à Annecy

Bienvenue à Annecy

I am thrilled to inform you that this blog comes to you from Annecy, a beautiful alpine town in southeastern France. Last month, whilst staying with my friend in Geneva, I took a day-trip to Annecy and as soon as I arrived, knew that I had to return for a longer stay....