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30 Nov

It goes without saying that I have so much to be thankful for, but living abroad what I am most grateful for are the wonderful friends I have that keep me sane and always happy. We’re more than friends; we’re like a small gang!

I hope everyone had a tasty and memorable Thanksgiving wherever you may live.



Happy New Year!

1 Jan

Happy New Year!

Je vous souhaite des rêves à n’en plus finir,
et l’envie furieuse d’en réaliser quelques-uns.

I wish you dreams to no end,
and the furious desire to make a few.

Je vous souhaite d’aimer ce qu’il faut aimer,
et d’oublier ce qu’il faut oublier.

I wish you love that has to be loved,
and forget what should be forgotten.

Je vous souhaite des passions. 

I wish you passions.

Je vous souhaite des silences.
Je vous souhaite des chants d’oiseaux au réveil
et des rires d’enfants.

I wish you silences. I wish you the songs of birds in the morning and children’s laughter.

Je vous souhaite de résister à l’enlisement,
à l’indifférence,
aux vertus négatives de notre époque.

I wish you the strength to resist against laziness, indifference, and the negative virtues of our time.

Je vous souhaite surtout d’être vous.

Above all I wish you to be you.

– Jacques Brel (& The Debreuille’s)

Joyeuses Fêtes!

24 Dec


Just a few things I’ve been up to in the last few weeks….wrapping gifts (how cute is that paper), making my holiday biscotti and then personalizing them for everyone, a tree out of books I made for my book-worm husband, and our holiday cards, which I decided to make this year. We hope your holidays are full of fun an joyful memories…sig

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