A random act of kindness

A random act of kindness

There is almost nothing better as a blogger than getting unexpected and random appreciative feedback in the form of emails from unknown readers.  We all love comments and social media shares, in fact we rely on them to help get the blog post seen, but when someone who...
Secret Riviera – La Colle sur Loup

Secret Riviera – La Colle sur Loup

The French Riviera is a beautiful place but no one could say it was undeveloped and empty.  Its very beauty has attracted holiday makers, second home owners and new residents for more than a century resulting in enormous amounts of construction.  Recently I had guests...
13 of the best hill villages near Nice

13 of the best hill villages near Nice

The Alpes-Maritimes department in South-East France, including the world famous Côte d’Azur, is home to several hundred medieval hill villages, fortified towns and ruined iron age camps, and many are close to Nice.  The “villages perchés” vary from little more than a...
An evening walk in St Paul de Vence

An evening walk in St Paul de Vence

St Paul de Vence is one of those picture perfect almost too-beautiful-to-be-true Provençal villages. It sits majestically perched on a low hill with 360° views, taking in the striking Baou de St Jeannet, the town of Vence, and the gentle plain that runs down to the...

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