In winter life’s a beach The weather for most of this January has been appalling. Several degrees colder than normal with frequent rain. The only people who are happy about it are the folks who run the ski resort up at Limone Piemonte; they’ve had their best early season snow in years and are well […]

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No market for it This is Ventimiglia market, half-way through the morning on a wet and windy day. Hardly any of the traders thought it worth their while opening up; they just sat in their vans or chatted with each other before calling the whole thing off. Although today was relatively mild, it’s been unusually […]

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New Year Illuminations Last night we were off to Antibes to see the New Year in quietly with some friends. It was already dusk by the time we returned today, and passing through Menton we could admire the spectacular lights, something the town is justly famous for. Here are a couple pictures taken on the […]

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