Category Archives: Alpes Maritimes

Cannes and the curse of the Image

There is a problem in being Cannes. Because Cannes’ very existence depends on being known as bright, glitzy and exclusive that image must, at all costs, be maintained. The mayor must lie awake at night worried that he will read … Continue reading

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Théoule sur Mer and a sombre reminder

As we’ve commented before, we have two ways back from church in Cannes. One is the fast motorway route that winds smoothly over the hills. The other is to take the spectacular, cliff-hugging  road along the coast (the Corniche d’Or), … Continue reading

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Snow

Given that the winter months down here are December, January and February there was something very appropriate about the first winter storms occurring on Saturday 2nd December. As regular readers will know everybody here has been desperately anxious for precipitation … Continue reading

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Cannes: the City of Promises

There are two high seasons in Cannes: the first is the brief manic intensity of the late spring film festival. The second is the much more protracted, but only marginally less insane, summer period. It seems that in the same … Continue reading

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Faraday-A Rocha course at Courmettes

This week we have been up at Courmettes. Chris was doing a lot of teaching on geology and the environment in a course jointly run by A Rocha France and the Cambridge-based Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, entitled “Creation, … Continue reading

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Nice and Courmettes

We had our elder son and family here for their half-term recently. It’s a good time to come with youngsters: the pool has warmed up to the point where you can spent a couple of hours in it – which … Continue reading

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The Cannes Film Festival at 70

Yes, the film festival celebrates its 70th birthday this year, and as we mentioned in a previous blog, has been advertising that fact for some time. It is however in several senses a nervous 70th birthday. There is understandable and … Continue reading

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