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Rouen, France: Pianos and reveries

After Prague, I returned to Paris for a couple of days. Although Paris was the city I liked the least, ironically, it was also the city where I had spent most of my time — too much time many people would add, and to which I’d nod in agreement. 904 more words


La Fête de Ventre - The Celebration of the Stomach!

“Finished already”, said my favourite cheese-monger this morning handing me a bag with a large wedge of oozing brie, for which he shook his head at any idea of payment. 573 more words

Living In France

The Battle of Hastings

14 October, 2016 marks the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings.  The Bayeux Tapestry is a depiction of that battle.  Around the 900th Jubiliee of the Battle of Hastings, there was an obituary published in the London daily, ‘The Times’: 763 more words

cruising onboard azura - dinner at sindhu

Recently, Mr Greedy and I were extremely fortunate to sail onboard Azura, one of P&O’s 7-strong fleet of cruise ships for 5 nights, calling at Amsterdam (including an overnight stay) and Le Havre. 1,077 more words



Bonjour! Things here have been a little hectic, but nothing too crazy for me. I arrived safely and made it into my room okay. It’s big enough and very cozy now, thanks to Monoprix. 639 more words

Je suis revenu

I didn’t have the time to line up artistic shots but here are some quick snaps I took while I was in Normandy.  (As usual, I haven’t included any identifiable photos of my companions, out of respect for their privacy.)  Because the photos may take a while to load I’m going to split them into batches.  28 more words