Here’s a vacation postcard from me to you, dear Readers. I hope you enjoy it. Can you picture yourself here, on the beach, in the South of France? I hope this brings a little escape into your day.
Most of August has passed us by. I guess my blog decided that it was going to go on vacation along with me.
In the past three weeks, I have been having fun with my best friend and her two daughters and I have spent a couple of weeks going out and about with Paul to do research take photos for his posts on his blog (Paris Inspired), for posts on his photo blog, and for articles he has been writing for BonjourParis.com (Serge Gainsbourg Garden, Sex and Love, Canal de l’Ourcq: Paris’s Bastard Child). My photos can be found on my sets in Flickr. We have been busy little writing bees, and with only one older desktop between us, competition for writing time has been fierce. Like good children on the playground, though, we’ve played fair. It also helps that I tend to wake up a little earlier than Paul. In fact, in the summer morning hours the past two weeks, I’ve started tapping out a tome. I have got an idea for a young adult (tween, really) novel about a 12-year-old girl in Paris, and I am off to a start on that. I don’t know what’s going to come of it, but I am following the dictates of NaNoWriMo and just doing the writing.
Paul’s vacances ended this past week, but my best friend invited me to her home in Antibes to hang out for a week, and hanging out we are doing right now. Today it was a two-hour visit to a beach in nearby Juan Les Pins. Tomorrow we hope to hit the outdoor market and the Picasso museum in Old Antibes. I’ll be taking photos. In fact, if you are my Facebook friend (see the right sidebar for the link), I’ve already posted some more photos from the visit to the beach today there. Once I am back home, I’ll put everything on my Flickr site.
Finally, also in this vacation time, I wrote an article about coping with food intolerances in France for the excellent website Posted in Paris, edited by Anne Schwartz (who also writes for Just Another American in Paris). The article was just posted today, so if you are feening for more than just this brief check-in, please go there to read my guest posting! Thank you to Anne for letting me share about how to dine in Paris and France with food intolerances. I hope that it helps some people who have these conditions find good things to eat in France.
In the coming weeks, I hope to share more about How I Spent My Summer Vacation. Stay tuned.
How about you? What have you been up to in the past month?
Over and out.
(an alien parisienne)