Today I am in a far away place, lost way down the lanes of nostalgia. Instead of MORE sandy tales, I am honoured to be guest blogging chez Tish. Please visit me there, but more importantly, enjoy her erudite take on how to capture the chic of the French and amuse yourselves with her fabulous writing. I am on a beach watching my children learn to body surf; the next best thing is to charge over there and finish up your last-minute shopping. Amusez-vous!