If you want to get ahead get a hat

I know that Spring is supposed to be on the way but we’ve got snow here again today. Luckily, I’ve been going through a bit of a hat-knitting phase so we’ve both gots cosy hats to keep us warm. John’s hat is a ribbed slouch hat knitted in King Cole Baby Alpaca. A free copy of the pattern

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Don’t stop the carnival

Last week we were lucky enough to be in Nice at Carnival time. The earliest recorded mention of a carnival in Nice was in 1294 when the Count of Provence, Charles d’Anjou, spent the ‘joyous days of Carnival’ in Nice but the carnival in its ‘modern’ form dates from 1873. This year’s theme is ‘King of

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Le perfect weekend

Every month the ‘How to Spend It’ magazine in the Financial Times has a feature called ‘The Perfect Weekend’. For me, last weekend would be a strong contender. I was fortunate enough to be in Nice, the sun was shining and it was relatively warm. Strolling around the streets of the Old Town was simply delightful. It

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