Collage bourgeois buildings

Farewell to a French Apartment

The above collage is a selection of lovely bourgeois buildings in the Musicians quarter of Nice, where we used to live.  It is called the Musicians quarter because the streets are named after musicians.  (Our old apartment was in the building in the top left corner.) We are now in our new apartment and getting…

what do you mean, you can't bring it inside

What do you mean, you can’t bring it inside???

I was sitting in a folding chair in our empty new apartment waiting for our delivery from Ikea, which was scheduled to come between 1:00 and 5:00.  As 5:00 approached, I started to get nervous – had they forgotten us?  We were expecting 12 large, heavy boxes containing some kitchen cupboards and our new oven…

no kitchen

No Kitchen? It’s Perfect!

No one would ever accuse me of being a gourmet chef, or any kind of chef for that matter.  Really, I’m pretty much useless in the kitchen. So when we saw the apartment that is soon to become our home and there was no kitchen, I thought it was perfect. The minimalist look The open…

Renting a French Apartment

The Cours Saleya market proved to be the perfect place to go to forget about the stress of trying to rent an apartment here in Nice.  It is a feast for the senses with bright colours everywhere and wonderful scents from the flowers at one end and from the fruit and spices at the other. …