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La Vie En Rose.

La Vie En Rose.

The phrase "voir la vie en rose" is used to describe: "seeing life through pink tinted glasses", a...

Versailles In The Rain.

Versailles In The Rain.

Those of you lovely people who have been following me for a while will know that I live near...

Pears.

Pears.

Here in France we are now confined to our homes for people who can work from home or people whose...

SPRING BEAUTIES

SPRING BEAUTIES

Early Dreams. When I was a teenager, I secretly wanted to be an artist, like my mother, who went...

Building a Wooden House on Wood Street.

Building a Wooden House on Wood Street.

Everything we do and achieve starts with a thought and I have, for many years, wanted to live in a wood(en) house. This thought, became a plan about a year and a half ago and it will become a reality this Autumn as we are having a wood house built that we designed with an architect, to fit our needs and follies.

In Praise of Simple Things.

In Praise of Simple Things.

I do not personally practice or follow any religion, but I do enjoy, even need, certain rituals and I’ve always been drawn to the serene face of buddha statues and the philosophy that Buddha himself taught.⠀ One of my rituals is to light candles around this buddha each evening, especially when the sun sets early. As each flame catches, I think of the people I love who have passed and my family and close friends, wishing them well and hoping they are safe.

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