Les Français (The Frenchies)Category
What can I say? Without the French there would be no France. (There would be no Young Lady, Young Knight or Petit Prince either).
The crèche Santons from Provence is famous in France. Crèche means “Nativity Scene,” and it’s also the word used for “daycare.” Before attending Maternelle, Petit Prince used to go to crèche. It’s pronounced cresh. The notion of the crèche started with St Francis in the early 13th century in Italy. He constructed a live nativity … Continue Reading
We had our church Christmas service this morning because we’ll be meeting in house church for the next two Sundays, with half the church away for the holidays. We meet in a hotel so there’s none of the solemn stained-glass windows or the midnight service on Christmas Eve with the ceremonial lighting of the candles … Continue Reading
I wanted this to be a photo-journalistic post of our tree decorating, our excursion into Paris and the long suffering look on the dog when we finally gave him a bath. But I lost all my photos when I precipitately pulled out the external hard drive cable during the download. Friday night we decorated the … Continue Reading
Even though I’m not in the thick of the battle regarding the storm devastation in my old stomping ground, I rejoice every time I hear that a friend got their power back or gained a working toilet, or had a hot shower and a meal (even if it was at someone else’s house). My one … Continue Reading
I have managed to make it through the day (the Wednesday) in spite of being a rather sad case. Pinched nerve in my hip, headache and the beginnings of a sore throat, exhausting circuit of activities in place. I have only one child left that still needs to be fetched out of the rain (Young … Continue Reading
Oh my word, les choses bougent! which means something like – life is crazy these days (and is pronounced lay shoze booge). It feels like a regular comedy of errors. Young Knight has had one gorgeous soccer practice, one practice in the pouring rain, and one practice canceled because of the rain. And it’s supposed … Continue Reading