Tuesday, January 12, 2010
From sleety, wintry London yesterday, I landed home in Nice to be greeted by blue skies. As we swept over the Baie des Anges, I thought it couldn't be in starker contrast to where I had come from (and the reason we choose to live on the Cote d'Azur ... I just thought I would drop that in...). This week-end's France Show was a great success - incredible to see so many people braving the elements to come and visit. I was especially happy to see people who I have only talked to on the phone or by email - thank you for coming. And sorry to have missed people on Friday because of the snow keeping me in Nice (hello and see you in Nice, Ursula and Suzanne!)
All of us at the French Entrée stand worked flat-out fielding enquiries and explaining how an independent agent's buyer works (in the interests of the buyer, not the seller or estate agent). I particularly enjoyed chatting to people about their dreams of moving to and living in France. I understand because it was once my dream too ... and look at me now. The week-end ended with a raffle of a particularly fine bottle of 1966 cognac (donated thanks to property finder extraodinaire Graham Downie - see his Blog at cognacproperty.blogspot.com).
So, at Côte Abode, we start the New Year feeling mighty positive and looking forward to helping people move to the French Riviera. It really is a little bit of heaven under blue skies.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Less than an hour from Nice and you find yourself in a ...
winter wonderland! People think of the South of France as a place for beaches and sunbathing. However, ski resorts (like Valberg in this picture - with my daughter and I enjoying the snow!) are so close you can ski in the morning and swim in the afternoon.