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A Christmas Service from Around the World

I’m breaking the cardinal rule of blogging and am writing a post composed entirely of bad photos. But how could I resist sharing with you such a cute Christmas service
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Things I Love About Christmas in France

You know what I love about Christmas in France? A pre-made cheese selection! I get to try new things without having to do guess-work. Everything necessary is included: blue, goat, sheep,
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The Viscount – Chapter Eighteen

I think I will take the next two weeks to re-read what I’ve written so far and tighten the plot before continuing (which, I will readily admit, needs it). Therefore,
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Lemon-Shrimp Risotto with Mushrooms

You know when you have a day that looks like this … and you just want to have happy smells of cooking, warmth, and goodness inside? (Yes, that’s wind fiercely
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Videos, Links & French Miscellany


I have a few videos and links to share with you today, but let me start with news. Actually no. Let me start with a question. Have any of you stopped receiving my blog posts by e-mail (those who have subscribed
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Posted in Culture, Family, France, The Kids, Vocabulary

The Viscount – Chapter Sixteen

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I have less time to write this school year. I teach/tutor more than I have in the past, and my kids have shorter school days due to a reform in the school rhythm. I often feel like I’m scrambling to
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Posted in Tout le Reste (Everything else)

Lentil Soup Recipe


I once went on a blind date with a man who confessed he didn’t know what lentils were. I was perfectly ready for him to say he didn’t like them, but that he didn’t know what they were? From that
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Posted in Food, Soups, Sides & Salads, Tout le Reste (Everything else)

Forty-Five Is When I Love Myself


Today I turn forty-five, and I am beautiful. I put on my black dress pants with that forgiving 6% lycra blend, my black boots, and my green silk scarf. I spritz on perfume from an old (but still heavenly-scented) bottle of Clinique Happy, since
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Posted in Family, The Lady



I know, I know. You actually think I’m going to write something gloomy and depressing, don’t you? But no! I’m in the best of spirits, I assure you. I just liked the photo prompt from Alison at Writing, Wishing and
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Posted in Family, The House

The Viscount – Chapter Fifteen

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THE VISCOUNT OF MAISONS LAFFITTE CHAPTER FIFTEEN The scene repeated itself. There stood the Mediterranean-looking man, who went by the name of Etienne, standing by the stone wall that overlooked the Seine. But this time it was a different wall,
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Posted in Tout le Reste (Everything else)

Mint Chocolate Pudding

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We have these little dessert pots of mint-chocolate mousse that are sold by La Laitérie here in France, and while this is a pudding and not a mousse (the white chocolate mousse recipes don’t have egg whites) I did imitate
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Posted in Desserts, Food

Hard Pressed, but not Crushed

We will never forget you, Hunter.

If you’ve been reading my blog regularly, you know it’s been a challenging couple of weeks. It actually started in August with some divine discipline, and continued into September/October with acute depression – in part because this is the time
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Posted in Faith, God's Love, Tout le Reste (Everything else)

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