Nature’s Pastel

The August summer heat and humidity in Cannes is always difficult for me. Lots of tourists, half of which seem to leave their brains at home. Combine that with all the noise from summer renovations (first there was a new real estate agent across the road, followed by a tanning salon that went on and on, and finally an apartment downstairs). Everyone likes to think summer is the time for wonderful warm and peaceful vacations, yet for myself peace and tranquillity come in the autumn and winter months; when people resume the rhythm of their day-to-day lives.

Still, Cannes does have many a calm moment: sitting in cafés drinking tea or wine watching the world go by; walking along the Croisette in the early mornings or late evenings; just being at home watching the sun set over the Estérel hills.

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Deep in the Gubbins

Summer along the Côte d’Azur can be glorious, once you get yourself out of traffic, park, find a table, get served a drink, and cool down enough to noticed that the world around you is beautiful.

On the way to Monaco to fix the music box at Stars’N’Bars, I stupidly got off the A8 at the Monaco exit, instead of the subsequent La Turbie exit, thinking that it was too early for lunch time tourist traffic into Cap d’Ail and Monaco (Monte Carlo Daily Photo). Oops! Well there was a convenient turn-about, so I opted to by-pass the traffic and go back up via La Turbie and enter Monaco via Beausoleil, which despite the detour was a far more enjoyable and smooth drive.

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Looking out on the Moyen Corniche – La Turbie road.

Naked for Shawna

Saw the Curious Case of Benjamin Button. I really wasn’t planning on seeing this film ever. But a friend came by with a DVD and said let’s watch this. OK I says. It turned out to be a really well told story of life and love.


One wrong word and I’m off to the races with a haiku theme. @ShawnaCoronado should really be carefully what she says in her tweets ;-) All in good fun.