(written by Nancy) We ride tomorrow. Dave is very excited. I am nervous. It never seems like we have enough time for packing, planning and organizing before we go. I know that it will great once we get out there but the days leading up to departure are always stressful – Yes, I know, how … Continue reading And we’re off (again) – last post from Nice
(written by Dave) Today we took a break from packing, planning and general trip-readiness issues in order to play tourists again and re-visit Antibes. We visited Antibes with my mother and nephew Mats In January but it was bucketing down rain and cold all day so we really didn’t see much. Today we had temps … Continue reading A tourist day to Antibes – interested in a super yacht?
(written by Dave) Today we went for a ride. A bike ride that is. What fun. We actually did a ride last weekend as well but it was too short to report here. We’ve gotten the bikes back into trip-shape but we needed to test them out before taking to the road for good next … Continue reading Testing out the bikes and day-tripping in Nice
(written by Nancy) Today we went on a bit of an expedition up into the mountains northwest of Nice to the small village of Entrevaux. What a spectacular place it turned out to be! We took a small local train (the Chermins de Fer de Provence) from Nice that goes up into the mountains, stopping … Continue reading An amazing day in the mountains at Entrevaux
(written by Dave) A quick post with lots of photos. I think that we’ve mentioned that this is Carnival week here in Nice. Actually it is Carnival weeks. It started on the 17th of February and runs through the 4th of March. We’ve been trying to take in a few of the events. Best we … Continue reading Carnival Nice 2012
(written by Nancy) Our time in Nice is coming to an end and we have worked out a rough plan of where we go from here and what our summer will look like. Dave created a map that shows our current plan (see below) but as always with this trip there is always potential for … Continue reading The plan going forward
(written by Dave) As the title says (for those of you who read French), our French classes are finished. Though of course the study of French could never really be completed as it would take years to truly master French, or any other non-native language really. We advanced from absolute beginner to somewhere further along … Continue reading C’est Fini – French class is finished!
(written by Nancy) Sorry to our blog readers for the long period between posts. Our French classes are getting progressively harder and harder and this week we had to spend a lot of time in the afternoons and evenings studying just to try to keep up. We have now headed into territory that we have … Continue reading Food instalment no. 2 – the French charcuterie
(Written by Dave) WARNING: Do not read this if you are on a diet or are hungry. DISCLAIMER: Falling behind on my French study has led me to blatantly use this blog as a way of catching back up – presenting an unfortunate risk to the cholesterol levels of our readers– for that I apologise … Continue reading French foods – warning, do not read if you are hungry