Her fascination with needlecrafts began at her grandmother’s knee. She loved the brightly coloured skeins of silk and her grandmother’s silver stork-shaped sewing scissors. But I was surprised when Sue revealed that needlework was her least favourite subject at school.
My friend Sally is going to Paris for the first time at Christmas. Despite being very well travelled, she’s a bit anxious and has asked me for some advice. It got me thinking about what I wish I had known on my first trip to Paris.
I admit it: I can be a big city snob. So when my husband Sylvain wanted to take me on day trip to Antibes, I honestly wasn’t too stoked. But I trust him and I’m always hungry, so I went along for the ride.
The chocolatiers in France make eggs that are not only delicious but also works of art. Their window displays are very elaborate and a feast for the eyes. Their creations often look too beautiful to be eaten!
Dave smiles as the guests approach our table with their jackets zipped up and their gloves on. He and Sam listen to their stories of the morning’s tough red runs and a silly tumble in poor visibility … “The best thing about our job is meeting loads of really nice people,” Sam says.
‘C’est La Folie’ sounds like a jovial and bad attempt at calling the world a crazy place. Well, crazy place it might be, but for those of you yet to discover the delightful book that bears this title, I am so excited for you to read it.
A rebus (rébus) is a type of visual word puzzle, originating in France in the 1600s. Rebus puzzles have been very popular throughout the years in publications such as Christmas Annuals, newspapers, magazines and even on cereal boxes.