On my birthday last April we drove 900 plus klicks or about 570 miles from our new home in Saintes to our exchange home in Vence above the Côte d’Azur. It rained incessantly en route and it was so chilly and windy that we moved our attempted pique-nique from a rest stop table to inside […]Read more "Petite Vignette d’Anniversaire – in Vence, of course"
It’s catch-up time!! Oh boy, are we confused! Four months ago we visited the beautiful and ancient town of Vence in the Alpes-Maritimes department in France. You may remember a couple of posts to that effect – and now we’re in Costa Rica watching blue-grey Tanagers (Thraupis episcopus) nearly drown in a wet season deluge. But […]Read more "Vignette de Jour Nº7 Vence Revisited"
As we were strolling through the narrow ‘ruelles’, alleys, of old town Vence, I noticed a display in a shop window, which would’ve delighted many Ticos. One of the great pleasures of Christmas time for Costaricans are lovingly arranged crèche scenes. I’ve noticed and admired many amazing displays in front of private homes, in town […]Read more "Pre-Christmas – Vignette de Jour #2"
Our mildly nerve racking move-in was followed by an annoying and completely unexpected termination of city gas services to our house, which in turn was trumped by a highly irritating delay of Internet services. But all this is behind us now and the no doubt amusing stories about these snafus may be retold at a […]Read more "Walled City Vacation"