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Happy Father’s Day
2021-06-20 18:57 UTC by French la Vie

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Happy Father’s Day Yann 

xxx

 

 

               

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2021-06-20 04:00 UTC

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Sacha's Birthday
2021-06-19 21:15 UTC by French la Vie

  Sacha celebrating in Barcelona

Sacha's bierthday

Happy 29th Birthday, Sacha!

 

 

               

Barcelona Surprise
2021-06-18 21:42 UTC by French la Vie

Sacha’s Italian Girlfriend is doing an internship at an art gallery in Barcelona (currently she speaks three languages fluently) Sacha flew to Spain yesterday to be with her as their birthdays are within a week of each other and for other obvious reasons. We drove to Spain to surprise him. 

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The Sneak
2021-06-17 21:38 UTC by French la Vie

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Dinner was ready 

Chelsea had set the table

Yann was opening the wine

I turned my back to stir a pot and when I turned around

someone had gobbled up the raspberries off the melons.

               

Take Time All the Time
2021-06-16 20:14 UTC by French la Vie

 Our friends Laurie-Annya and Ian Who moved to France three years ago just moved to a new place in Cassis- - amongst the boxes, bags and plies to put away a bouquet stood at their entrance perfectly calm, graceful, and beautiful.

I would not have thought nor taken the time to have bought flowers if I were like they were in full moving mode...

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Happy Second Birthday Gabriel
2021-06-15 20:31 UTC by French la Vie

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(Chelsea made the cake and cookies)

 

               

A Pail of Water on a Hot Day
2021-06-14 20:34 UTC by French la Vie

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A pail of water

a toy boat

a hot day

a happy  baby.

               

The French Language
2021-06-13 21:44 UTC by French la Vie

               

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Becoming
2021-06-12 20:07 UTC by French la Vie

becoming

 

 

becoming

 

Do you agree?

               

Home Town
2021-06-11 20:18 UTC by French la Vie

 

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My village

Mountains circle three-fourths of it-

A thousand-year-old church is at its center

The bells ring around the clock striking the hours.

This view is five minutes on foot from my door.

I have lived here longer than any other place...

over twenty years.

Tell me something about where you live?

 

 

PS

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Yes, to this Song, Thank you NightBird
2021-06-10 08:28 UTC by French la Vie

 

               

He Loves Boats
2021-06-09 19:50 UTC by French la Vie

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The Power of Now
2021-06-08 08:20 UTC by French la Vie

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French-ness
2021-06-07 19:32 UTC by French la Vie

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French house-keys 

Sadly, the end of summer draws near, the warm weather is saying goodbye to Provence, it is the time of year where I grab a sweater in the morning and then again in the evening.

Our maison du village (house in the village) has stone walls that are over three feet thick. Our maison's wall butts up against the neighbor's maison's wall...

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Gratitude
2021-06-06 15:00 UTC by French la Vie

                            

Thank you little flowers that are under my feet, giving way without a cry, as I pass by. Thank you fresh air that fills my lungs restoring me without my constant awareness. Thank you light that shows me...

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My Cousin Julie
2021-06-05 10:51 UTC by French la Vie

 

Our memories 

that go back to childhood and have continued throughout our lives

so many of them that some have slipped into that space that holds our roots,

waters the essences of who we are but no longer conjure up words to describe nor tell our story

they rest inside having become our foundation. 

That foundation is...

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Rose's Love Letter
2021-06-04 21:11 UTC by French la Vie

Old Letters in a Parchment Notebook

 

 

In a box at the flea market,
Dusty and forgotten,
Memories slept closely to one another while 
silently dreaming of another place and time.

 

 

Old Letters in a Parchment Notebook

 

Once cherished.

Placed carefully.

Peeked at when the heart ached, or feelings surged.

Those secrets, those cherished bits of papers, the...

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As Weeds are Plentiful in Spring
2021-06-03 13:55 UTC by French la Vie

Weed Salad

My friend Annie makes weed salad.

She gathers the weeds in a field.

Weeds.

She eats them.

And tells me, "..they are good for you, high in vitamins."

Weeds that I walk on without giving them a thought.

Bitter weeds.

 

Pissanli, fennel, salade de chasseur

 

Weeds with names such as:

Salade de Chasseur, or Hunter's Greens in English.

Fenouil, or Fennel's first...

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Sweet Nature
2021-06-02 21:30 UTC by French la Vie


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Chelsea's Photo

 

So far they are enjoying the RV lifestyle they started in Bordeaux, went along the coast,

and now they are in the Pyrennes. Their one-week adventure is to test the waters

for a future longer trip. Yes, they both can work remotely, for the most part, they have been

since March 2020. Gabriel is a happy camper.

...

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One Week Traveling in a RV
2021-06-01 18:19 UTC by French la Vie

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Chelsea and Co. 

rented a RV for a mini holiday.

Their buck list is to travel like this for a few months...

so they thought they would give their bucket list goal a test run on a mini holiday for one week and if they like it they will continue it another time in the future.

 

 

               

Memorial Day
2021-05-31 21:38 UTC by French la Vie

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Happy Sunday
2021-05-30 21:19 UTC by French la Vie

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2021-05-30 04:00 UTC

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More Photos of Gabriel
2021-05-29 21:04 UTC by French la Vie

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The sun was out two days in a row!

Chelsea sent me these photos of Babou.

 

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oh how I could gobble him up no sugar added!

 

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Gabriel loves boats.

Now there is a debate. There is a boat blanket that Chelsea says Barbara made and I say Jennifer made it... which one of you made a blanket covered with red white and blue...

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When the Sunshines
2021-05-28 21:34 UTC by French la Vie

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When the sun finally peeked out in Paris declaring Spring, at last, had arrived

Chelsea took Gabriel to the park for several hours

and the only photos she took were these right before they stepped outside.

As it should be...

seize the moment - focusing on the moment at hand!

Gabriel looks so big, doesn't he? Soon...

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Kindred Spirits
2021-05-27 20:53 UTC by French la Vie

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Thank you for responding by email and comments to my question.

Your response was exactly what I thought, the majority of you who read my blog do not follow Instagram nor FB. 

There is a community here that I adore and that keeps me sane. "What "sane" did she say?" Yes, you keep me sane.

The other day I was telling a friend, "......

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A Question
2021-05-26 20:16 UTC by French la Vie

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After all these years of blogging, and with social media reaching new heights

I would like to know how do you follow me?

Do you follow me solely on my blog? Or do you follow me as well on Instagram and Facebook? 

 

Over a year ago I decided to post flowers just flowers on Facebook because there was so much heaviness and...

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Majestic Existence
2021-05-25 20:45 UTC by French la Vie

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Quote from 3 sources.

               

Be the One in the Crowd..,
2021-05-24 19:07 UTC by French la Vie

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Happy Day with Gabriel and Chelsea
2021-05-23 21:34 UTC by French la Vie

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Gabriel has a thing for boats

everything he sees he sees as a boat and why not

most the things would float like a cereal bowl for example.

One of his favorite things to do is to go to the Seine and watch the boats. Which we did. 

               

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The Train Station
2021-05-22 18:03 UTC by French la Vie

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What surprises me the most

is the green overgrowth between the tracks.

With the lockdown lifted soon this won’t look the same.

               

Not Even Four Months...
2021-05-21 21:09 UTC by French la Vie

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No she is not having twins.

Chelsea was this size when she was

eight months pregnant with Gabriel.

But she is the same weight at four months

as she was with Gabriel at four months-

Chelsea says that she looks this big 

because she had burrito(s) for dinner.

Oh!

How big will she grow?

Chelsea asked, 

“What fruit is bigger...

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Drying Spring’s Blossoms
2021-05-20 20:58 UTC by French la Vie

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Drying Peonies the color doesn’t fade like roses.

What small wonder are you enjoying?

              

My Favorite Place to be in May
2021-05-19 21:47 UTC by French la Vie

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So Much in Love in Sharing
2021-05-18 21:05 UTC by French la Vie

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I never know if what I write will resound with others,

I wonder if I have gone too far, or not enough

the words spill out without filter

that is my impulsive side - I think out loud

One word tumbling over the other

release

letting off steam

It helps me and I am glad if it helps you too.

Thank you for your comments, for your...

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Thoughts About Living with Sadness
2021-05-17 21:21 UTC by French la Vie

 

riding the waves

 

Thank you for sharing with me that some of you have felt the same way,

that the uneven paths life have brought us have been difficult to get around

and at times crawling has been the method.

 There it is the struggle, the overload of emotion, and the questions that age puts before us.

Annie uses to say, "It takes...

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Gratitude Above All
2021-05-16 16:55 UTC by French la Vie

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The rewards of living with a big extended family in a small town are plentiful,

I had fifty-five first cousins growing up, with the exception of eleven cousins the rest of us lived in the same town.

My mom came from a family of seven, my dad came from a family of six they both were the youngest in their families.

We were close, happy,...

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May in the Garden
2021-05-15 08:28 UTC by French la Vie


May in the garden

under the cascade of roses

with the irises perfume mingling with the roses

feels so sacred.

Where is a source of renewal for you?

 

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The Blast of the Trumpet
2021-05-14 21:46 UTC by French la Vie


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My Mother and Aunt Marie use to go to the antique auctions when I was child.

After the dinner dishes were done, they would race off with a smile,

high hopes were written on their faces.

A 1920s blue glass beaded evening bag-

An oak dresser with a swivel mirror for $35-

a round wooden table,

a chair with rawhide lacing,

Grey...

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Bloom Here I Did
2021-05-13 14:57 UTC by French la Vie

BLOOM WHERE YOU ARE PLANTED

 

Bloom where you land.

Bloom with the tiny seed, dirt, and rain.

Trust in the elements that present themselves to you.

So I did when I discovered the brocante.

That was the beginning of truly falling in love with France.

Tell me what watered you the seeds of who you are?

 

              

Inspirational Michaela de Prince's Story
2021-05-12 07:36 UTC by French la Vie

 

 

Michaela De Prince such an incredible story of survival and pursuit of happiness.

 

To be able to see light in a place of darkness, to be able to hold on against all odds and become

her higher self. I am in awe of such people in awe at their raw courage, their drive

to strive forward when there seemingly isn't a path...

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Wallpaper Adventure
2021-05-11 20:37 UTC by French la Vie

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The room has no natural light so the photos are not the best.

Yann said it reminds him of his Aunt's home where the wallpaper is old, peeling, and well looks like this.

I told him I remembered her home and I love it, especially the wallpaper. Maybe that was the unconscious

inspiration? Nevertheless, Yann said he liked it,...

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Wallpaper Adventure Number 10000000000000000 (Maybe minus a bunch of zeros)
2021-05-10 21:26 UTC by French la Vie

A rainy day, more or less the entire day,

gave me permission to stay indoors and dive into a long-awaited project giving it chance to become.

I had two more walls to wallpaper .

Those of you who have been reading this blog as long as I have been writing it know I have a thing

for patchwork wallpapering.

Yes, I had a sturdy ladder! I fell off...

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The Queen of Hearts
2021-05-09 20:15 UTC by French la Vie

holding the heart card

Dear Mom,

Witty, generous, faithful, constant ... soft heart but strong.

Breakfast, lunch, a "treat" at four, and dinner was made with a homemade dessert,

Our home was full of your creative touches and flowers from the garden were on the table,

There were a variety of homemade cookies in the bottomless cookie jar

our sheets were washed, then...

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To Be Well in Our Lives
2021-05-08 19:36 UTC by French la Vie

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Slipping Down the Rabbit Hole Gawking at Antiques Online
2021-05-07 14:48 UTC by French la Vie

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Ecole FRANCAISE de la fin du XVIIIe siècle

 

It started with a painting of flowers that I missed during an auction as my bid was too low.

Determine to find another I searched for flower paintings that took me down a rabbit hole of discovery, astoundment, and drove me to own one.

Understandably my bid was too low but I gained...

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Life is Good
2021-05-06 19:31 UTC by French la Vie

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Cassis

 

 

Chelsea is four months along, at first she didn't feel so good but the second trimester is proving easier.

Gabriel kisses her tummy with tenderness, and baby kisses bring such sweetness.

We are over the moon and back with excitement good news is welcomed anytime, and especially this year.

I only wish my mother could...

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Some Very Very Good News
2021-05-05 19:10 UTC by French la Vie

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Can you guess? Such very good news. 
Guess when this new little Sugar Bun is due.

Pink or Blue it does not matter.

 

              

Gabriel’s Passion
2021-05-04 20:53 UTC by French la Vie

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Gabriel loves boats.

Since they live near the Saint Martin canal in Paris

they walk there after his daycare to

 »see » the boats.

Has a childhood passion stayed with you into your adulthood?

 

 

 

 

 

              

First Poppies
2021-05-03 20:05 UTC by French la Vie

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Flower Language
2021-05-02 18:44 UTC by French la Vie

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You two bloomed 

gracefully

even when the sky turned grey

and the spring day was as cold as February 

fear did not overshadow you.

I hear you guiding my steps.

 

 

              


 

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