DIJON – More Than Just Mustard

Dijon is more than just mustard, however: it is one of France's great Museum cities and what's more, all of them offer free entry! It is a medieval town with some wonderful architecture, and as the capital of Burgundy it is an ideal base for touring this famous wine region.

Saturday (Christmas) Sculpture

This should have gone up on Christmas Day but I didn't schedule it for the correct date. Better late than never, this iconic statue surely needs no explanation. Not my photograph, unfortunately, but it's one most people will understand. In Memory of the Football Match between enemies on Christmas Day, 1914

Sculpture Saturday

I am indebted to my London friend, Steve Moore, who gave me this picture of a sculpture by Peter McLean, erected in 1991 along the Thames Path. It shows the spirit of a Pilgrim Father looking over the shoulder of a young 1930's boy reading a magazine.  I've seen the sculpture and it is a … Continue reading Sculpture Saturday

A Night at the Opera

It is 10.00 pm and I’m standing outside the walls of Lucca waiting for the coach to take me to the Opera. My modest attire stands out among the Italians who are, as usual, dressed to kill, the bling, puffery and beautiful people determined to show la bella figura to the world of music. We … Continue reading A Night at the Opera

10-Day Photo Challenge: 9

Nominated by my namesake Marie, at Hops, Skips and Jumps for the 10 Travel Photos in Ten Days challenge, this Challenge involves posting one favourite travel picture for each day and nominating ten bloggers – that’s 10 travel pictures and 10 nominations in ten days. Lucky there’s no text required so I may make it to Day … Continue reading 10-Day Photo Challenge: 9

10-day Photo Challenge: 8

Ooops! I think I missed one. Nominated by my namesake Marie, at Hops, Skips and Jumps for the 10 Travel Photos in Ten Days challenge, this Challenge involves posting one favourite travel picture for each day and nominating ten bloggers – that’s 10 travel pictures and 10 nominations in ten days. Lucky there’s no text required so … Continue reading 10-day Photo Challenge: 8

There’s Something About a Martini

Dry Martini For Jo-Jo at My New Life at 50 There's Something About a Martini by Ogden Nash There is something about a Martini, A tingle remarkably pleasant;A yellow, a mellow Martini;I wish I had one at present.There is something about a Martini,Ere the dining and dancing begin,And to tell you the truth,It is not … Continue reading There’s Something About a Martini

10-day Photo Challenge: 7

I was nominated by my namesake Marie, at Hops, Skips and Jumps for the 10 Travel Photos in Ten Days challenge, a Challenge that involves posting one favourite travel picture for each day and nominating ten bloggers – that’s 10 travel pictures and 10 nominations in ten days. Lucky there’s no text required so I … Continue reading 10-day Photo Challenge: 7

10-day Photo Challenge: 6

I was nominated by my namesake Marie, at Hops, Skips and Jumps for the 10 Travel Photos in Ten Days challenge, a Challenge that involves posting one favourite travel picture for each day and nominating ten bloggers – that’s 10 travel pictures and 10 nominations in ten days. Lucky there’s no text required so I … Continue reading 10-day Photo Challenge: 6

10-Day Photo Challenge: 5

I was nominated by my namesake Marie, at Hops, Skips and Jumps for the 10 Travel Photos in Ten Days challenge, a Challenge that involves posting one favourite travel picture for each day and nominating ten bloggers – that’s 10 travel pictures and 10 nominations in ten days. Lucky there’s no text required so I may make … Continue reading 10-Day Photo Challenge: 5