My Favourite Things


An early train and a sunrise run - two signs the days are getting longer.

La Roseraie

The rose garden (la roseraie) in the Parc de la Tête d’Or has an abundance of flowers at the moment.

Raindrops on Roses

During our holidays, I spent a rainy hour or so reading. Then the sun came out, and this was the view out the window.

A Neighbourly Gesture

Thank you, anonymous neighbour, for sharing your delightful flowers with us.


A recent storm gave us this view from the kitchen window as the sun came out again.

Hybrid Video from Canon IXUS 265 HS

I really like the hybrid video mode on my new Canon IXUS 265 HS. Here is a video of Lyon’s zoo using the hybrid mode.

My New Camera: Canon IXUS 265 HS

Once I had decided to buy a new camera, choosing one wasn’t difficult. I went with the Canon IXUS 265 HS.

A Few More Flowers

I like the ethereal quality of these flowers

Spring Flowers in Parc de la Tête d’Or

A short video to capture the spring flowers while they are still in bloom.

Kahuna Boardgame

My quick summary of Kahuna: fun, strategic, very competitive, and easy to learn.