Tis the Season to be Jolly

Warm holiday wishes to family, friends, and Tales and Travel followers. Thank you  for reading, commenting and inspiring me to continue this venture.

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We will join our friend Cindy Egolf today (Christmas Eve) for lunch across the border in Italy. Cindy is an orchestra conductor. Check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8FERvEZeak  She is awesome.

For Christmas, it’s just us and the cats.   I will try something very French: Pigeon, a challenging experiment.  I have been researching recipes.  And, I will make pumpkin pie for Bob, his favorite.

I had hoped to go to nearby Monaco for a serious Christmas décor photo shoot, but that did not happen. Not to worry. The decorations will still be there, so maybe I will make it for a pre New Year’s photo shoot. Stay tuned. Meanwhile, here are a few random holiday shots. I had a quick preview of Monaco’s decorations on an outing to attend an opera there, but I only had the phone camera. They deserve better.

Wherever, whatever you celebrate, make it fun and delicious.

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Monte Carlo Casino
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Casino’s  Christmas forest
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Our neighborhood:  Roquebrune and Menton with Christmas lights long the coast.
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Neighborhood view the morning after the day of a deluge — we have had a few.

Merry Christmas. Happy Hanukkah.  Joyeux Noel. Buon Natale. Frohe Weihnachten — Bob and Leah

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18 thoughts on “Tis the Season to be Jolly”

  1. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Colorado! What a great photo of you and Bob – a selfie? No pigeon here but a wonderful Christmas Eve dinner with close friends – a 16 yr long tradition. Unfortunately, he’s retiring so this may be the last. They’re going home to Australia in the Fall. A little lonely without Tai but we’ll see him next week. Love, Steve and Yoshie

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  2. Hello Leah and Bob,
    Lovely photos; enjoy your holidays…..
    I so miss Christmas in Europe! We are having Fondue for Christmas Eve; loaded with garlic and Kirsch and possibly a little cheese; remember Lauterbrunnen?

    Our best to both of you and the cats.
    Judy and Gary

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    1. We miss Christmas in Germany, the very best. It was not very Christmasy, but we had a delicious fish lunch yesterday on the beach in Italy: Warm, sunny, beautiful. That fondue sounds fabulous. Of course, I remember Lauterbrunnen. I would love to be there now, whizzing down snowy slopes.

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  3. Thank you for your lovely photos of Monaco and Christmas chez “Leah et Bob .
    Have a wonderful Christmas and hope the pigeon was delicious .
    Love Tony & Hazel .

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