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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Back again...

After a more-than-long pause I am back to this blog making a post ... and asking myself some questions.
  • The "diary-like" chronological flow of personal events (and takes thereupon) is a wonderful re-read for me, but is it worth the investment?
  • Blogs still a good way to share all this with family & friends?
  • Transfer this blog (and others) from Blogger to another platform (like WordPress)?
Stay tuned.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

15th Wedding Anniversary - Photos

It's been a long while since last I posted ... been facebooking more, but I think I'll fire up this blog again for certain items.

"Time flies" and here we are, Odile and I, 15 years down the road after our wonderful wedding at Montigny (and 3 day party at Vosves). We scaled down a bit (8 versus 125 people) but I feel we had as much fun and sharing! Just wonderful ... and here below are some photos (Odile mostly and 2 from Marie, merci).

Monday, February 27, 2012

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


We arrived late yesterday afternoon at Aix (thanks to Arthur for the ride up from Marseille) and stayed overnight with Franco & Martine. Wonderful dinner and met their friend Bertrand.

Late this morning we spent a couple of hours at the open air market at Place de Précheurs.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Marseille 2011 - Day 9

Stopped by this fascinating shop: Saladin Spices.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Marseille 2011 - Day 8

This afternoon I hiked all the way up to the highest natural point in Marseille, a 162 m (532 ft) limestone outcrop on the south side of the Old Port, where the basilica of Notre Dame de la Garde is perched. I treated myself to the absolutely stunning view of the city and the Mediterranean from the heights.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Marseille 2011 - Day 6

Franco, our friend in Aix-en-Provence, came down to meet us for a drink at the apartment, then we headed out for dinner at a nearby Lebanese restaurant, Adonis du Liban. The place isn't much to look at, but the owners/servers are terribly welcoming and attentive. It also didn't hurt that the wine was quite good; we all had mezzes which were very tasty. Afterwards we had espressos at the Bar de la Plaine -  un vrai bar marseillais!
Located only 2 blocks from where we are staying ... it always seems to be packed.
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