What are 20 years? 7305 Days, or 240 months. When you are 20 years old, it is all you know those year are childhood, teenage years and the beginning of adulthood. When you are 40 it is half your life, when you are 60 it’s a third, and when you are 80, then 20 years … Continue reading 20 Years
Are we going the same way as the fairy?
Last Saturday, I took my kids to a nearby playground so that they could make the most of the summer in October (the trees still haven't changed colour, except those that turned grey in July). My daughter quickly joined other kids playing in the evening sun rays. Suddenly, a girl, aged about four or five … Continue reading Are we going the same way as the fairy?
The Magic and Curse of Christmas by Angela Guidolin – Day 21 Advent 2017
The Magic and Curse of Christmas by Angela Guidolin Day 21 Advent 2017 When I was a child in the ’70, my parents had just started their own ice-cream business. To me, it meant not seeing much of them, having a few toys to play with (that sometimes my mum was forced to give as … Continue reading The Magic and Curse of Christmas by Angela Guidolin – Day 21 Advent 2017
She stuffed another hand of raspberries into her tiny mouth. Mmm, what a taste! "Louise?" mother's voice called from a nearby bush. The girl looked up smiling, her porcelain face covered by pink sticky bliss. "Let me see your basket!" On her way to her mother, she plucked another fruit from the bush and added … Continue reading Innocent Harvest
A new adventure
It is September, which means it's la rentrée, or back to school, work, etc, it's like the new year just even more so, it's a moment for new beginnings. It's the end of a long day... The kids are sleeping and as S is in London, meaning that I have the evening all to myself. I … Continue reading A new adventure
3 Three years ago, I was having breakfast with S. I had spend an interesting night, contractions had ripped me from my sleep, but a shower later I was peacefully snoring again, the contractions continued. When I arrived in the Maternity Ward at 11:30am I was already at 4 or 5 cm. Things went quickly, … Continue reading 3
Last week I had the chance to be a guest on Melanie Noell Bernard's blog! As she too had a Christmas series going on. So maybe today, on the 4th day of Christmas you might want to have a look at the magic of the Christmas season 🙂 🎄 The entire season of Christmas is … Continue reading Seasonal Magic
The Joy of Together by Deborah Bryan | Day 21 | Advent Calendar 2016
Day 21 | Advent Calendar The Joy of Together by Deborah Bryan Late last Christmas Eve, I stood smiling in a Southern California drugstore parking lot. For a moment, I lifted my face toward the palm trees and stars twinkling in the clear sky above me. I climbed into my car and drove home to wrap … Continue reading The Joy of Together by Deborah Bryan | Day 21 | Advent Calendar 2016
I came out of my shell a while ago, but …
People tend to see me as an extrovert. Actually as someone who is overly extroverted. But actually I tend to be very much of an introvert. Apparently when I started kindergarten I spend a few days observing everything before jumping into the action myself. There were some days on which everyone was playing outside and I … Continue reading I came out of my shell a while ago, but …
The Scent of Roses
The Scent of Roses When my parents got married almost 24 years ago my mom had a beautiful bridal bouquet. The roses were vivid in colour, red, pink, yellow. The colours were strong, not the faint pastel tones one is used to for weddings. My mother was not wearing white either, she wore a black … Continue reading The Scent of Roses