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Foire de Nice

Thursday, 12. March 2009 15:09

Somehow I think that when we move back to the US, I won’t be seeing many ads like this anymore:

Foire de Nice

Tout ce qu’il faut là où il faut. Everything that’s needed there where you need it.

It’s actually an ad for a home and garden fair that’s going on in Nice right now. Those two have been plastered all over the area for weeks!

Category:France | Comment (0) | Autor: Erica

Carnaval de Nice

Monday, 2. March 2009 18:00

We went to the Carnaval de Nice on Saturday afternoon for a Bataille de Fleurs (flower parade). The Carnaval celebration has been going on for a few weeks and, strangely, ended yesterday. I say strangely because Carnaval celebrations normally should end on the Tuesday before Lent starts, but that would have been last week. Go figure.

Anyways, a few pics:
Carnaval de Nice

Carnaval de Nice

Throughout the parade, the people on the floats throw out branches of mimosa to the crowd. I don’t know that we even caught any, but the crowds seem to make certain that everyone has some…
Sophia at the Carnaval de Nice

My old floater friends will appreciate that once the people on the floats ran out of mimosa, they just started throwing the flowers that decorated the floats. By the second pass of the parade, the floats were looking like this:
Carnaval de Nice

On a different note, I am still tweaking my new blog look. My Mom is in town at the moment, though, so it should take a while!

Category:France, Travel: France | Comments (2) | Autor: Erica


Friday, 6. February 2009 12:03

Where have I been???

Well, first, I survived a week and a half on my own with the kids while Joe was in India. He’s actually been back for two weeks, but I don’t like to post that he’s gone because I don’t know who all reads this blog. We did pretty well, but its definitely much nicer when he’s here.

Joe survived a week and a half in India with no luggage. His suitcase decided to stay in London for a week before they found my name on it and gave me a call. When I told the guy that we had thought the bag was a lost cause he said, “Oh, a week is nothing in airline time.” Good to know. Joe’s bag made it home two days before he did — I think that’s a first.

The kids and I spent last week being ill. Joe spent last Saturday eying us warily as though our only purpose was to make him ill, too. He ran the Course du Soleil from Nice to Monaco on Sunday, but we couldn’t make it. I was bummed because I was hoping to get a photo of him running, not just his legs!

By Tuesday, Joe had also succumbed to the virus that had taken the rest of us out and given Julien a double ear infection. He spent most of this week at home, unable to work.

That’s our last couple of weeks in a nutshell. I’m hoping that we’ll all be healthy soon, and in the meantime I will leave you with a couple of pictures from a recent day trip to Monaco.

Julien & Sophia


Category:France, Julien, Sophia | Comment (0) | Autor: Erica