The Leibster Award

Earlier this year my blog was nominated for the Leibster Award, an Award aimed at relatively new bloggers, or those with fewer than 200 followers This isn’t the first time I’ve been asked but initially I didn’t feel ready to accept a nomination as I’d only recently restarted blogging (my original blog has been inactive for some years). Continue reading “The Leibster Award”

Sunshine & Limestone: walking in les Alpes Maritimes (Part One)

After a long, dark, cold winter it was time to search out spring sunshine. The Alpes-Maritimes are a lovely place to walk in April, although Easter was so early this year and the winter so harsh that Spring had hardly begun and the land was still clothed in its winter colours. We were based close to St-Jeannet, one of the many tiny hilltop villages that dot the flanks of the river Var in the densely populated region north of Nice.

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It’s been quite the winter for snow. My New Year came in on the wings of a Lakeland snow storm, and in the usually benign landscape of Hampshire, meteorological Spring was heralded with the deep drifts and wild winds of the ‘Beast from the East’.

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