Free family fun in Nice

Free family fun in Nice

I’ve recently had the pleasure of writing a guest post for one of my favourite travel blogs, The World is a Book all about free things to do in Nice with children as part of a series of free things to do in cities all over the world. Mary runs an occasional...
Travel with kids: festivals around the world

Travel with kids: festivals around the world

Today’s post is a first for me: I’m hosting the Multicultural Kid Blogs monthly blogging carnival on travel with kids.  Travelling with my kids is something regular readers will know I’m passionate about so I’m delighted to be able to collate...
Easter Carnival on the French Riviera

Easter Carnival on the French Riviera

As spring arrives on the Côte d’Azur, towns and villages across the region come out to play.  Fêtes and celebrations of all sorts take place, heralding the end of winter and the arrival of the good weather.  Last year on Easter Monday we went to the Fête de l’Oranger...
Top 10 posts of 2014

Top 10 posts of 2014

As 2015 begins I find myself drawn to making lists and analysing what works and what doesn’t on my blog.  So just like last year here are the Top 10 most popular posts of the year and I must admit to being quite surprised by some of them!   1.  A (short) walk...
About me

About me

Hello, bonjour, bienvenue and welcome to my blog! As you’re here, doing me the great honour of reading my blog, the least I can do is to tell you a little about about myself and what to expect in the Lou Messugo Blog. I’m Phoebe, a British and Australian...
Nice Carnival 2014 – a photo essay

Nice Carnival 2014 – a photo essay

We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day to go to Nice Carnival 2014.  Under the bluest of blue skies we spent a fun afternoon watching the the creative, witty and satirical floats pass by united under the theme of gastronomy.  Being our 5th or 6th time at...
Top 10 posts from 2013

Top 10 posts from 2013

Here’s a handy little list of the Top 10 most popular posts from 2013.  Handy for you, readers, to look back over or to read for the first time, and handy for me to try and work out what it is that you enjoy.   1. TOP 10 things to do with children on the Côte...
Nice new promenade in Nice

Nice new promenade in Nice

Nice has a new Promenade, nearly 160 years after the Promenade des Anglais on the seafront opened and became the place to be, there is now a lovely new park in which to stroll, play, relax and watch the world go by.  The Promenade du Paillon opened recently after two...
The Tooth Mouse

The Tooth Mouse

It’s that time again…big gappy smiles on my little one’s face.  He’s just lost a tiny little milktooth and will put it under the pillow tonight for the mouse, not the fairy!  In France and most francophone countries with the exception of...
It’s the end of another school year…

It’s the end of another school year…

It’s the end of another school year and I feel like it’s only just got going.  I know I am not alone in thinking this and I know it’s not an original sentiment but really, these last ten months have sped by so fast it’s frightening.  I thought...
A fishy start to April

A fishy start to April

Today is the 1st of April and just like in many countries around the world, it’s the day of jokes, hoaxes and pranks.  Newspapers and other media publish fake stories but the real speciality in France is the poisson d’avril.  This consists of sticking a...
What is Goûter?  It’s tea-time, kids!

What is Goûter? It’s tea-time, kids!

Definition:  Goûter v. to taste, n. a light meal in the afternoon.   Goûter is an institution in France without a real equivalent in British culture.  It’s tea-time, almost religiously eaten at 4.30 pm, almost exclusively by children as they come out of school,...

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