I hope you are all rugged up and warm.
For those of you like me who are shivering in Paris, guest blogger Jilly Bennett will transport you to her lovely seaside town on the Cote D’azur. Over to Jilly……
Carla, wonderful, talented Carla, my inspiration since I read Italian Joy. How I adore that beautiful book. And now you invite me as a guest blogger. Thank you so much!
So let me show you, Carla’s readers, where I live.
Menton is a sunlit town at the Italian end of the French Riviera and just down the road from the Principality of Monaco. I’m a Brit who has lived in a medieval hill village above Menton for 21 years and blogging for nearly six years at Menton Daily Photo and Monte Carlo Daily Photo. Menton has so many joys: the sea, the mountains, the villages, Italy down the road and Monte Carlo for a sophisticated night out – the perfumes, the colours, the ambiance, the markets, the food, the festivals, the streets lined with orange trees, the kindness of the locals and easy way of life in the south.
In Menton, which was part of Italy until 1860, you are as likely to hear Italian spoken as French, so the coffee is great! It’s definitely my kinda town and perhaps it would be yours too.
If you come to Menton, you could
Explore its tiny streets
Buy artisan bread from ‘The Baker’s Kiss’ in the market
Dance the tango in Place du Cap.
Visit the gardens of the Clos du Peyronnet
Follow a religious procession
Eat an African meal.
Watch flamenco in a medieval village.
Notice how people always have time for the old folk
And finally, why not enjoy the sun setting in Monte Carlo
Followed by a glamorous night out in Monte Carlo
But please make sure you take the time to drink a glass of wine and kiss the one you love!
All Photo’s Copyright Jilly Bennett
Thank-you Carla….Jilly x