Les Trésors (The Treasures)Category
Can’t resist tasting a little piece of France? These posts have some ideas for you. (And some websites if you want to pull out your card). There are also photos just so you can feast your eyes. And that’s free.
The French word of the day is pousser. It’s pronounced poo-say and it means “to push.” It also means” to grow” (as in plants), and it also means “to grow up” – as in – what kids do. A related word is poussette (poo-set), which means “stroller,” and now that Petit Prince has gone and … Continue Reading
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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
When we drove to Provence last week, we took the road sandwiched between the Alps on one side and the Massif Central on the other (the volcano region where we went last year in Auvergne). You’ll wonder why I’m doing a post on Grenoble when we were just in Provence, but the truth is we … Continue Reading
Sir Renaissance has roots in Auvergne. This is one of the reasons we wanted to come, so he could share them with me. (Another reason was the cheap holiday and the kids club, but more on that later). We decided to go visit the town where he spent his summers so we packed the kids … Continue Reading
I love the color periwinkle. I love the name, which reminds me of wink. And twinkle. I love the shade that hovers between light blue and purple. Sometimes there’s just enough purple in the blue to almost constitute periwinkle. (This is stretching it). There are lots of true periwinkle-blue shutters in Bretagne. And sometimes there’s … Continue Reading