A Taste of Garlic

A British Expat in Nice - Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

provence alpes cote dazur  A British Expat in Nice   because we all love reading blogs about life in FranceA British Expat in Nice tells the tale of Nicole Hill and her life in Nice.

Nicole makes Copper, bronze and silver chainmaille and wire-wrapped jewellery, featuring gemstones and pearls. Her shop is to be found at… Nicole Hill – Etsy.

So, where to start? How about… Pigeons are noisy when they have sex? Or, An Orgy of Tat?

Or, more importantly, Treachery on the streets of Nice where Nicole manages to get references to dog poo, ruined trousers and a very nice pharmacist all in the same post. And that’s not easy, you know; I’ve spent years just trying to do something similar, without success!

Nicole even goes as far as to show us The Wound! Thank you very much for sharing that with us, Nicole!

But, before you start feeling too sorry for her, lets take a quick look at Her New Town where she explains the difference between French bank managers and English ones.

This is definitely a blog of contrasts.  Compare A Sad Day with Today has been a good day!

Even within a post, Nicole manages to balance positive with negative.  Take a look at As if the evil flat and thieving neighbour weren’t enough! to see what I mean!  And, with photos like that, we can’t feel to sorry for Nicole now, can we?

And, speaking of photos, take a look at these gorgeous ones… More photos of Sunshine.  Now, living in Brittany (As I do), all I can say is….. “Sunshine, I remember that!”

Nicole very cleverly manages to get in the obligatory reference to Shakespeare and Co (essential for any Life in France blog, in my opinion!) and wisely avoids all those Lingerie, Mushroom and 2CV posting that are popping up everywhere these days!

Although, I do have to say, Nicole may be starting a fashion with her post about a Campervan.  Now I know that campervans have very little in common with 2CVs (apart from the number of wheels) but one does have to wonder about a post where the second paragraph reads… “Miraculously, no one died.”

And this isn’t even a cookery blog!

By the way, Nicole, from your description of that book you were reading (The book  was crap – so crap I can’t even remember the name to warn you off. Premise was a good one – race against bad guys to save the world through visiting various ancient wonders and stuff; writing was utterly appalling, and it carried on a previous story, without giving you adequate introduction to who anyone was.) – I think I know what book it was!

Unfortunately, it was so crap that I’ve forgotten its name!

I think it may have been the one where they made a film out of it; set in Paris and starring that chap from Forest Gump?

Whatever; if you want to see a photo of a shopping trolley in the freezing sunshine then this is the post for you!

Anyway; I’ll leave you to explore A British Expat in Nice on your own.

I’m going to take a little peek at Living in Sin!

All the best

provence alpes cote dazur  A British Expat in Nice   because we all love reading blogs about life in France


  • By Nicole, March 18, 2010 @ 10:00 am

    Thanks for the review Keith! I am gutted that it’s taken me this long to find your blog… Any hope of me doing any work over the next week has just been killed, while I go to check out my fellow bloggers!

  • By Keith Eckstein, March 18, 2010 @ 3:27 pm

    A Pleasure Nicole.

    To be honest, it really was a pleasure (if not an honour) to review a site that comes out No. 1 on Google for the search….”noisy British sex pigeons”

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