Monthly Archives: December 2011

December 16: Christmas crèches

Crèches are a Christmas tradition here in Nice, and everyone seems to have a family collection of santons, the little painted clay figures you put around the scene of Christ in the manger. Until a couple of years ago, even … Continue reading

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December 14: A small thing I’m proud of

I’ve just spent an hour searching online for a clip of Alvin and the Chipmunks singing We Wish You a Merry Christmas. It was a lot easier to find Mickey Mouse singing Jingle Bells, which I did last night. This … Continue reading

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December 3: Slipping on olives

Joel and I have signed up to do a 10km/6.2 mile run along the Promenade des Anglais – the ‘Prom Classic’. We’ll be two of around 6,000 runners who’ll set off at 10am on January 8, and hopefully, we’ll be … Continue reading

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