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).
This is the after-effect of our storm front moving in. I told you so Spring plants, but you wouldn’t listen! Poor daffodil – I can so relate with my own storm front moving through my life. No, just kidding. I’m doing much better. I feel like I have the kindest blog friends and IRL friends … Continue Reading
After my last rather involved post, I was planning on doing something light and full of pictures for this post. Something like a food post. Something like plain spinach. But my husband had to go to Israel for business and he took our camera with him for his company’s day trip of sightseeing in Jerusalem. … Continue Reading
One of the pleasures of living in France is opening up the windows each night to close the shutters (les volets) tight and protect the house from cold and attack, and then opening the windows back up again in the morning to open the shutters and let in the bright sunlit morning. It’s bracing. It … Continue Reading
Today is Wednesday, my favorite day of the week. Most children in France don’t have school on Wednesdays so that allows time for us mothers to positively interact with our children. I like to do such activities as teaching them to read in English, arts and crafts, baking together, planting seeds. So today I thought … Continue Reading
In the eternal life cycle of construction, heaven is the finished product – the gleaming floorboards, the graceful curtains fluttering gently out from a breeze that pours through tall windows, matte walls that illuminate chosen pieces of art by their subtlety, steam curling upwards from a tall mug of tea (unfettered by dust) posed on … Continue Reading
Here I am – I’ve tidied up my blog and studiously avoided tidying up my home. Truthfully, I just don’t know where to begin. The downstairs is now open for business, but every heavy piece of old family furniture we put in place is laid with the knowledge that it will have to be uprooted … Continue Reading