Category Archives: Photography

February 23: At the boulangerie

During a phone conversation the other day, a friend from London asked me to describe a typical day in our lives in Nice. I honestly couldn’t think where to begin. I’ve begun to yearn for a typical day, one in … Continue reading

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December 27: What we ate in 2012

Our friend Ingrid sent us a 2013 calendar she’d had made using photographs she’d taken during the year. What a great idea! There was even a couple of pix of her visit to Nice in there, one taken in our … Continue reading

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March 3: The accidental carnival-goer

The Nice Carnival is, amazingly, still going strong after nearly two weeks. Twice a week there’s a bataille de fleurs, the flower parade, and another couple of times a week there’s a corso, with floats, giant papier-mâché models, dancers and … Continue reading

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February 17: Life in general

When I speak to a friend I haven’t spoken to for a while and they ask, ‘So, what’s new?’, I’m usually stumped. It’s hard to give a resumé: concerns that loomed scarily in the wee small hours a couple of … Continue reading

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January 8: London vs. Nice

It’s been 138 photographs since my last blog post – I downloaded them just now. Most of them seem to be of some of the 7,000 people who did the 10k (6m) Prom Classic run this perfect sunny morning. Only … Continue reading

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November 24: Watching Charlie’s Angels in French

Joel is flipping through TV channels as I type, commenting, as always, on the real sync between what the lips say and what the voices say. Sometimes I flick through the channels and can’t find anything that isn’t dubbed. It … Continue reading

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November 18: Too chicken to snap

I have a photograph of a little round Australian surveyor who came round from the London Borough of Ealing to finalise whether or not they could grant us permission to start the building extension. He was among the first few … Continue reading

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