Les hommes du feu.

That's the title of a movie that was released in France earlier this month, and it's also who we saw this past weekend doing the coolest work. It means firemen (and yes, there were probably some firewomen out there too). Driving to the train station from our weekend in Provence, under clear blue skies, we …

Streetwalking.

We recently spent a few days in the South of France. I just love these medium sized French villages with their cobblestone streets, blue shutters, and vine covered homes. Brest (where I live) has the benefit of being adjacent to the sea, but the city was destroyed in World War II and almost all the …

Le Mistral. 

V and I are currently spending a few days in Provence, in the south of France, to celebrate Bastille day and the birthdays of a couple of friends. It's sunny and hot and dusty. The Mistral has been blowing since we arrived.  Wikipedia tells me the the Mistral is a cold wind that blows down …

A three hour tour.

As you may know, I celebrated a milestone birthday this past weekend. The birthday could have been weird or sad, as I was celebrating in a foreign country without any friends or family nearby except for V. Well, my darling V gave me the most marvelous day from start to finish. Coolest amongst the birthday …