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Home again

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Another dinky little book, this time with the Indian embroidered paper, very pretty printed inside paper too.

Well, another week and a chance to get back to normal – or whatever passes for normal chez moi. Last week was really disrupted by my trip to Nice and then by the panic over the dreadful weather. However, this week promises to be better weatherwise and apart from a Christmas party on Thursday, I can get back to normal. I have fallen badly behind replying to comments and checking out my favourite blogs so I apologise for that.

Here are some more photographs of Nice. It’s a nice city (the 5th largest in France) and so it has great shopping (not the boots I was seeking unfortunately) loads of eating opportunities, swanky hotels and the wonderful Promenade des Anglais – the wide road which follows the sweep of the coastline (but the beach is rather pebble-y). Old Nice is very quaint and although it is very tourist-y, it is a pleasant place to wander round particularly the Cours Saleya, which is a large square with a great antiques market on Mondays and wonderful fresh produce market every other weekday. Because Nice was part of Italy until relatively recently (1860ish I think), all the street names are in French and Italian and the influences are obvious from the churches and architecture. I climbed up Colline du Chateau (Castle Hill) to see the panoramic view over Nice. It was such a treat to see blue skies again.

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Anyway, I am now back and trying to catch up and get myself into the mood for Christmas. I suppose I ought to start my Christmas shopping soon….. but just catching up with e-mails is a huge job! I was sent this and thought it might make you smile. Bless :-)

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6 responses to “Home again

  1. laketrees December 10, 2007 at 10:34 am

    haha Diane ..it took me a moment to get the note…but I did get it !!
    very pretty book…real sugar and spice….
    glad to hear that you didn;t get flooded out….it’s awful….and happened to us earlier in the year…

  2. Diane December 10, 2007 at 10:42 am

    Hi Kim!
    I suppose the flooding risk is the price you pay for living by the sea or a river. It hasn’t happened to me yet (touch wood) but it’s not a good feeling that it might…sorry you had problems – not nice.

  3. strugglingwriter December 10, 2007 at 1:31 pm

    Funny note and welcome back. I’m glad you had a good time on your trip.

    I hope your house didn’t get flooded!

  4. Diane December 10, 2007 at 1:39 pm

    Thank you! No, the water made it half way up the lawn and then it started to recede – thank goodness! It was the highest it has ever been and getting a phone call from the Environment Agency warning me of imminent flooding, did nothing to calm my nerves :)

    My house is raised up a couple of feet above the lawn so I think I will be OK – barring downpours of biblical proportions!

  5. laketrees December 11, 2007 at 12:11 pm

    we were lucky Diane as we live in an apartment.on the 5th floor…..but the entire basement was flooded as well as the street…….
    I hope the rain has stopped for you !!

  6. Diane December 11, 2007 at 12:22 pm

    Would you believe, the rain has stopped finally. Today is a lovely crisp clear blue sky day – but my tennis match had to be cancelled because the court was frozen.
    That’s it. I’m moving to a warmer country :)

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