Monthly Archives: April 2011

April 28: Novel locations

The picture at the top of the blog is one that I took from Villa Arson, an art school and gallery that is about 12 mins walk from the flat. It seems pretty under-the-radar, off the tourist track, but it’s … Continue reading

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Electric glide in blue

The restaurant is on the ground floor (plus basement storerooms) of a building owned by the Ville de Nice. The rest of the building is used as an etat-major (headquarters, more or less) by the municipal police. It was renovated … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday Triathlon

If only we’d known! It was the Nice Triathlon this morning. You probably remember Joel and I got into triathlon last summer (jeez, I ranted on about it enough, didn’t I?), so we were very excited to see how it … Continue reading

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Vintage issues

The building we live in is called the Moderne Cessole. It’s on the corner of a street called Boulevard Cessole, but there’s nothing Moderne about it. The toilet flush came off in my hand yesterday. The plumber who came today … Continue reading

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Across the street

The back of our little flat looks out over a long, empty courtyard and onto a wall that is getting greener and greener every day as the Virginia Creeper gets going. There are three flats on our floor, one of … Continue reading

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OK, here we go…

For the past three weeks I’ve been communicating with the world via the tip of my little finger, using a touch screen on a smartphone. This morning, hallelujah! We are connected! Our little studio flat is very sweet, but we’ve … Continue reading

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Lunch at the restaurant

To get to the restaurant from here I could walk for about 20 minutes or take the tram – two stops, about five minutes, one euro per trip. This morning, after about 700 words (not enough!), I took the tram … Continue reading

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