I’m sitting in one of the most beautiful places in the world, Nice in the South of France where most of the most prominent 20th Century artists came because of the superb light. The apartment has Wi-Fi and Internet and I’m carrying a Samsung netbook and my iPhone 3G so can keep up with news and sport at home. Running Skype too so can keep in touch with friends, family and work whilst enjoying the 30 degree sun.
I took this photo from Mme Ephrussi de Rothschild’s Villa and Gardens at Cap Ferrat. It’s a stunning place! Through the art dealers and experts she befriended, she sought out artworks all over the world, transforming the Villa at Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat into a collector’s paradise. Between sea and sky, overlooking the bay of Villefranche, the nine heavenly gardens are adorned with patios, fountains, ponds, flowered and shaded paths
Despite my occasional propensity to gloom (which I attribute to the Celt in me) what a blessed life I have compared to many.