The Nabis – The First Interior Designers.

The Nabis – The First Interior Designers.

I recently went to an exhibition at the Musée de Luxembourg, which is in the gardens of the same name. Over the years I’ve spent quite a lot of time in the Jardins de Luxembourg, first as a student when I was getting a postgrad qualification and many years later, as a...
MY FRENCH COUNTRY LIFE – JANUARY

MY FRENCH COUNTRY LIFE – JANUARY

Happy New Year and Bonne Année, mes amis. January, Janvier, comes from the Latin Janaurius, the Roman god Janus, who was the God of doors, but also appropriately for this time of year, God of beginnings and endings. I’ve never been an enthusiastic resolution...
PICK YOUR OWN TULIPS

PICK YOUR OWN TULIPS

I have the good fortune to live near two pick your own farms that grow vegetables, fruit and more importantly for me… flowers. The Ferme de Gally opened in April and the first flowers to bloom are the tulips. I love tulips, their varied and colourful flowers...
SNOW IN MY FRENCH COUNTRYSIDE

SNOW IN MY FRENCH COUNTRYSIDE

These photos were taken with my Nikon D5200 on three consecutive mornings from Feb 6th to 8th, between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., in the fields around my village, in the greater Paris area or Ile De France. I document my morning walk everyday on my Instagram account. I...
SNOW PHOTOS AT THE CHATEAU DE VERSAILLES

SNOW PHOTOS AT THE CHATEAU DE VERSAILLES

Last week, the first week in February, it snowed heavily here in the Paris area, all of 19 cm, approximately 7.5 inches ! Now if I lived in the city, I would have been out dawn to dusk capturing all that lovely architecture and Frenchness with a trimming of snow....
FRENCH FLEA MARKET – PART TWO

FRENCH FLEA MARKET – PART TWO

Here is the second instalment of photos from my latest visit to the Foire de Chatou. Whenever I find myself on the banks of the Seine, there are always riverboats in sight and I wonder what it would be like to live in one with the gentle rocking of the currents…...

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