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The City of Troyes

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Troyes is pronounced like the French number three (trois) – twah. It’s in the Champagne region and the only reason we went there was because it was so close to our hotel. It ended up being my favourite place that

Posted in France, Tourism, Tout le Reste (Everything else)

Kindness Wins. Always.

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I was planning on writing this post on Thursday, and sharing the first post about our trip into the Champagne region today. But my external hard drive with all the pictures doesn’t work anymore. Sob. So today’s post is about

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Spring Is Here. I Promise.

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Here are some spring flower pictures for my Canadian friends, buried under mounds of snow.  It’s not long in coming, I promise you! Everyone is happy that spring is here. Seriously. Everyone.

Posted in Family, The Garden, Tout le Reste (Everything else)

Amazing Grace

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This weekend a very close friend of mine, Danila, celebrated her 50th birthday. The invitation to attend this elegant fête, that would be held at a small château – was tucked into their family Christmas card. So we’ve known about the event for

Posted in Faith, Family, God's Love, The Kids, Tout le Reste (Everything else)

Paris-Brest Pastry, Gluten-Free

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The Paris-Brest is a French pastry, created in 1910 (in Maisons Laffitte, by the way) by a pâtissier named Louis Durand. He was inspired by the cycling race from Paris to Brest, which was inaugurated in 1891. The pastry is

Posted in Desserts, Food, Tout le Reste (Everything else)

The Viscount – Chapter Twenty-Two

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THE VISCOUNT OF MAISONS LAFFITTE CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO “Salut Tommy.” Marc reached down awkwardly and wiggled Thomas’ knee before straightening back up again. Thomas continued to stare down at the action figure he had in his hand without giving any indication

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The Viscount – Chapter Twenty-One

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THE VISCOUNT OF MAISONS LAFFITTE CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE “She’s here,” Chastity said, jumping up from the couch and running over to the Intercom. “This should be fun,” her mother said, patting Tommy’s back gently. She was still wary of any movement

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Life, Love and Sarcasm in Paris

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That’s Paris is out! And I’m in it! See that? Oh là là  is right! This book is the brainchild of Velvet Morning Press, and all proceeds will go to charity! Woot! Woot! (I love that part).  The details about the charity

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I'm Lady Jennie - Welcome to A Lady in France!

I think I was born in the wrong era. I am meant to live in the 19th century. In England. Born into an aristocratic family that is independently wealthy and doesn't need to marry off its daughters to save them from becoming spinster governesses. ( To continue reading, please click here. )

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