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NICE IN NICE: Sunday 12 May 2013: HIMS ANCIENT AND MODERN

Sunday morning, and we are off to church. In fact we are planning to go twice today – to the Anglican Church this morning and then, after a rest this afternoon, to the Baptist Church this evening. Conveniently the English Speaking Baptists don’t have a morning service in Nice, and the English speaking Anglican Church […]

NICE IN NICE: Saturday 11 May 2013: UFOs AND MOJITOS

My prayers during the night have been answered! Today we were supposedly going on a major excursion to Menton, along the coast near the border with Italy. It would involve walking up to Nice Central Station, catching a train to Menton (where C H Spurgeon went regularly on vacation), spending the day walking round Menton, […]

NICE IN NICE: Friday 10 May 2013: THE SECRET BELIEVER’S HALL

We are on our way to the Musée Marc Chagall! The power in our apartment has been fixed with Joel’s help – I only needed to push a button after all. Both dinner last night, and breakfast this morning, have been cooked and consumed and we are on our way. The Musée Marc Chagall (or […]

NICE IN NICE: Thursday 9 May 2013: SECTS ON THE BEACH

Today we are on a mission! Well, Julia is on a mission, and I just follow on behind faithfully as usual. Today we are on a mission! Well, several missions to be exact. Julia has a plan! Well, several plans actually. We are going to explore the historic old town of Nice, buy a new […]

NICE IN NICE: Wednesday 8 May 2013: TRAINS AND TRIFFIDS

We are woken early by Julia’s mobile pinging to let her know she has a text message. It is from Swellin to remind us that today is a national holiday in France – it is 8 May of course, Victory in Europe Day, the day WWII officially ended, well here in Europe at any rate, […]

NICE IN NICE: Tuesday 7 May 2013: BEING FAMOUS?

Julia and I are off to France again – to Nice on the Cotes d’Azur to be exact. We are going for 10 days to celebrate Julia’s 55th birthday on the 15 May. We are flying this time, not driving all the way to the south of France. We have rented a studio apartment and […]

LEARNING TO WALK WITH A LIMP

When I was young, a favourite character in one of the children’s comics I used to read was Limp Along Leslie – a character who originally emerged in The Wizard from 1951-1955. His real name was Leslie Tomson, and he was a lame sheep farming footballer – who spent his time running Low Dyke Farm, […]