Le Pavillon (The House)Category
Our dear little hobbit home, from the tiny 55 square metre niche to our “sprawling abode” (and all the construction in between).
Have you ever heard of the Fairy Hobmother? The one who runs around the webisphere spreading fairy dust and $50 gift certificates to Amazon in exchange for the simple mention of the company that sponsors him (Appliances Online UK)? Well once upon a time, I left a comment on someone’s blog about what I would … Continue Reading
There is only one reason to put up with snow. Kids. (And Kids-at-Heart). And dogs. Hunter is a hunting dog – an epagneul breton. As an adult he will need to run 3 hours a day. He will be disappointed. My friend Claudia said he was gangly. It’s true, he’s a teen. He tried to … Continue Reading
We’ve only gone trick-or-treating one year here in France, and it was with a list to all the gorgeous, grand houses held by participating English speakers in a nearby city. But in general Halloween is not done in France. Still, as an English teacher, it behooves me to take every opportunity as an excuse to … Continue Reading
Do you people see what I see? The vacuum cleaner doesn’t really fit under the radiator so I was going to give the usual cursory wipe, but thought I would be more thorough. And then I thought I saw something move. To my credit, I didn’t scream. I just shut off the vacuum cleaner and … Continue Reading
So we returned from glorious colorful Provence and found a smelly house full of mouse droppings. That deflated my mood considerably. Today we’re trying to clean and scrub and erase any vestige of rodent (and not snap at our kids because our vacation is over). I know – I have it so tough, right? But … Continue Reading
Please excuse me for the blatant self-promotion, but Google Friend Connect is going to disappear in a week or two. That’s that little box down there with 56 friendly faces declaring they love me enough to follow me. (Thank you. I love you too). The thing is, Blogger is jealous and they don’t want the … Continue Reading