Monthly Archives: July 2015

Posts from the Var Side – The Picture at Lili’s

The Saturday evening before we left we called in at Lili’s in La Seyne. Over the years I’ve taken countless photographs in the yard behind the clunking wooden gates; in Jacqui’s workshop; across the outside dining table, crazy with its … Continue reading

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Posts from the Var Side – Leeds Legs

Weekend before last in the little town here, I saw a lovely pair of jeans. Coppery, brown, all the shades of bread; well-riveted and with luxurious price tag, even in the ‘Soldes’. Yesterday I set out to buy them; the … Continue reading

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Posts from the Var Side – Saturday 11th July

… being a catch-up, photo-wise:            

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Posts from the Var Side – Thursday 9th July

Yesterday Dad was finally diagnosed with dementia. And I say ‘finally’ with a slight eye-roll and with some relief; both my and our legitimate – factual – reactions to what’s been a painful, protracted and possibly unnecessary delay. Dad’s condition … Continue reading

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Posts from the Var Side – Wednesday 8th July

Last night ten of us gather in the usual bar; much rearranging of tables and chairs. Better to be out here together, it’s agreed, than back at houses waiting for the hospice to call. Eyes at the beginning are elusive … Continue reading

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Posts from the Var Side – Monday 6th July

Two interesting happenings at our regular café this morning. Firstly was that the man we called Elvis (see yesterday’s post) arrived while we were in there. He was wearing a bright summery shirt and jazzy printed shorts. Elvis in Blue … Continue reading

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Posts from the Var Side – Sunday 5th July

Sunday – our first full day at the apartment. A very hot night – well, of course. Early in the morning I watched from the balcony a pair of cyclists taking each other’s photo by the corner of the quay … Continue reading

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