Video & pics: Lyon Festival of Lights, December 8

My hometown big day is december 8, the Festival of Lights. More information on this ancient-tradition-turned-major-event here.

Here are a few pictures from our stroll through the city yesterday night. 

Place des Terreaux (Hôtel de ville et Palais Saint Pierre)

Place Bellecour

Place de la Bourse

Place de la Bourse

Place de la Martinière

I highly recommend it, come visit! The city is wonderful, and not only in December…

Ombres chinoises – Shadow plays

My favorite picture from the month of October. Taken at lake Monteynard, about 20 minutes from Grenoble. A spot well-known to kite-and wind-surfers. 

Ma photo préférée du mois d’octobre. Prise au lac de Monteynard, à 20 minutes de Grenoble. Un spot bien connu des kitesurfers et véliplanchistes.


Provence…the  colors, the warmth, the narrow streets, the flowers and plants, the wine, the wind, the noise…

Provence, not one to be described, but experienced!

Here in Beaumes de Venise.

Overdue update: 10€ table upcycling

A long overdue update from our DIY day…I have not accomplished all that I wanted to, but here is a quick win I ca report on:
– A garden table top in very bad shape. Legs broken, and green paint badly damaged by melted candle wax and the years gone by.
– A 5€ Ikea stool from the cellar
– 4 screws
– 2 coats of exterior paint, here dark grey (“gris orage” from Leroy Merlin)
Et voilà!  This upcycles the old table into a garden ‘coffee table’, perfect for the terrasse’s aperitife corner!
What do you think?