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Who wants to be a Bank Robber?

Well, I think I’ve done it!  No, I haven’t robbed a bank – I think I’ve finished my book! I still have to wait to see the proofs, which should be here next week, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed.   It will be available on Amazon and I’ll be sure to let you know when…

Liberated, Proud and Glorious

Last weekend, when we went for a walk after sunset, we were surprised to see ostriches strolling along the promenade.  Well, they weren’t real ones.  The “riders” were on stilts and wearing huge ostrich costumes, but it was still very impressive.  It was one of the nights of “Prom Party” and there were seven moving…

Queen Victoria in Nice

  Queen or Spice Girl? One evening while dining with a British friend and his teenage daughter, we were talking about the British influence in Nice.  Our friend said, “I think the tourism really picked up after Victoria came here”.  His daughter perked up, “Victoria Beckham?” Afraid not No, the history of British tourism in…

Niçoise Laundress Saves the Day

Cathy, the Laundress In the 1500s there was a young woman living in Nice by the name of Catherine Ségurane.  Cathy was not considered beautiful neither was she very ladylike.  We might say she was a bit rough around the edges. She worked as a laundress, which at that time, was very hard work. In…