Woohoo, can’t wait. After a day in LA we will be on our way to London, then the following day in Nice. While I haven’t been there, we have wonderful memories of our last trip to the South of France in 2007 – like cycling through beautiful countryside with Mt Ventoux as the backdrop: Continue reading Only 28 more sleeps ….
I have just discovered another wonderful blog and website due my daily Beattie read (http://www.adventuresinitaly.net). He mentions Antonia and her daughters by Marlena De Blasi – sub-titled secrets, love, friendship and family in Tuscany (from the author of A Thousand Days in Venice, Tuscan Secrets and others) -sound like my kind of books, so I did a little search on Marlena De Blasi and as luck … Continue reading Make haste slowly….
Beattie keeps making me buy wonderful books either about France or set in France … now look what he has found for me: a lovely looking book called French Ties by Jane Webster ( and she has a blog at http://www.thefrenchtable.com.au/) And then there is this historical novel set in France by Fiona McIntosh: Not sure when I will find time to read them – maybe on the … Continue reading Beattie’s Blog strikes again….
to be posting on my blog from France (starting in Nice) and Italy. But in the meantime I have to be content with reading about them. A couple of nice easy reads to set the scene are by Nicky Pellegrino, a respected author and reviewer – she has an Italian heritage but lives in New Zealand. I really enjoy her fiction stories which are coloured by her memories … Continue reading I can’t wait ….
Here is an interesting post on one of the blogs I follow…http://www.eurocheapo.com/blog/paris-the-guide-to-moving-to-france.html. Not that I am moving there, but the book Living in France by Aurelia d’Andrea could be a good read. Continue reading Another book about life in France ….
Just bought another newly released book on living in France by a New Zealander : My French Affair by Amanda Taylor-Ace : http://www.fishpond.co.nz/Books/My-French-Affair-Amanda-Taylor-Ace-Ann-Rickard-With/9781869797805 and today I finished a great read ” Lunch in Paris” by Elizabeth Bard – interesting comments on how French woman stay so slim! http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/books_9780316042796.htm. Good recipes too! This is where I would love to live – Isle-sur-la-Sorgue – beautiful! – was here 5 years … Continue reading French readings….
I am a self confessed francophile and after a lovely Easter Sunday family morning tea and easter egg hunt, I am now flicking through my list of must read books on France, as we will be in Southern France at the end of May – I think it helps to get a feel for a place if you read a little about it before you go – both with regard to its history … Continue reading Thinking of France …