Just One Person From Around the World: Fred

Welcome to Just One Person From Around the World! I have stopped watching the news….I have dropped all social media, except for my blog, which I try to keep to positive vibes…. there are a lot of folks in the world, who are everyday folks, just trying to provide food and shelter and love……….they are…

Six On Saturday: Bormes-Les-Mimosas, France

The entire city of Bormes-les-Mimosas is a city in bloom! In 2003, the city was awarded the Gold Medal by the Entente Florale…… This is the “Flowery Alliance of Europe,” an international horticultural competition that recognizes municipalities and villages for excellence in horticultural displays. Trophies are presented annually by  tourist boards and horticultural societies of…

Thursday Doors: France

Today, for Thursday Doors I thought we would visit some little villages in France!   To discover remarkable architecture some times you must get way off the beaten track…. trekking to the village of La Rochepot, France (population less than 200) ……….definitely my kind of place……the smaller the better…. we came here  in 2006, to…

Challenge Your Camera: Sport

Today for Dr B’s Challenge Your Camera…….the Theme is Sports…… In late July, 2006, we were making our way from the south of France  to Neuweiler-Les-Saverne in Alsace, to do research on my GGrandmother, who had left there in 1846 with her mother, father, sisters and brothers to immigrate to America. Well that is a…

FOTD: The Flowers of Eze, France

Cee’s Challenge is all about bringing a little beauty and color into our daily lives. Who wouldn’t be in favor of that? Challenge rules, why not join in? 1. Feel free to post every day or whenever you you feel like it.  You can either post new flower photos or dig back into your archives….

Square Up: Day 8

I’d look up just to see the slanty roof of that house! My, they do have the views too! Just look UP! It might be a tree line or a snow line! SQUARE UP

Square Up: Day # 5

This month Becky’s Square Challenge is all about UP! We climbed the hill to get to the church in the small village (50) of Le Crestet! The lavender growing on the walls gave us just the motivation to get on up there! Won’t you join Becky and the rest of us? The  theme is UP…

Six On Saturday in Nice, France

We can’t leave Nice without a SOS! What is Six on Saturday you ask? It’s easy, six photos (six only please) of a garden (yours or anybodies else’s. This can be flowers, vegetables, a garden design, whatever, as long as it’s garden related) posted on Saturday!  So, it’s six photos . Of Gardens. On Saturday….

Nice in Nice, France

This was the Nice part of the Nice and Easy Tour! As you know we have already explored the Easy or Eze part of this tour! What will we see here? From the bus it looks nice and flat. And, it’s a beautiful day! We started exploring Nice, beginning at the Apollo Fountain at the…

Six On Saturday in Eze, France

We’ve made our way along the coast from Monaco and back into France. Eze is perched on top of a steep cliff overlooking the sea. What SOS did I find here?  Let’s see………there were multitudes of  flowering vines ………… and flowers made of porcelain bunched together in beautiful multi-colored vases………. Down the cobblestone path to…

Thursday Doors in Eze, France

Eze was on my bucket list. It is a very small village (population 50) perched on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. And now the fifty people live at the base of the hill while the historic, clustered, stone dwellings have all been converted into shops or hotels. Eze is magical and did not disappoint…

#InThePink: In Eze, France

So for the #InThePink” Challenge today…….. Eze was one of the reasons we booked the Mediterranean cruise. I had seen pictures of Eze. I had to see this mountain-top village by the sea for myself! I was not disappointed! So, just a peek at Eze, but there is more to follow! The one pink bloom…

Fragonard Parfumerie, Grasse, France

Grasse, situated on a centuries-old hilltop town in southern Provence, is surrounded by fields of lavender, orange blossoms and other aromatic flowers. Because of it’s flora it has become one of France’s leading perfume producers. The Fragonard Parfumerie dates back to 1782. Just how did all this start, you ask? To begin with, the inland…

#InThePink: Fragonard Perfumery, Grasse, France

So for the #InThePink” Challenge today…….. You can’t go to Provence and not buy perfume can you? Well I can’t. Traveling along the French Riviera we moved inland to Grasse. Fragonard Perfumery has been producing perfumes, eaux de toilettes and other perfumed products since 1926, using the traditional methods of French Perfumeries. Follow me on…