A week after Veteran's Day, it is suitable to write about the D-Day landings. A few days after the Paris attacks it is too, because the soldiers who lost their lives in Normandy in June 1944 did so to bring safety, peace, freedom, and civil liberties back to continental Europe, something that we must not … Continue reading A walk on Omaha Beach
A giant rat and French cheese
A giant rat and French cheese Normandy September 2015 After a good home cooked lunch, we made our way to the seaside. After our drive there we were impatient to see the ocean, well the English Channel to be precise. We hopped into the car and drove for about 5 minutes to Porte-en-Bessin and parked in … Continue reading A giant rat and French cheese
Arriving in Normandy
In September I took a break from my blog, writing, and reading. I made sure to spend some quality time with my small family. We actually went on our first ever holiday, just the three of us. Before we had been in the South of France, but stayed with my in-laws, this time was different. … Continue reading Arriving in Normandy
Fontaine de l’Étoile de Montaigu or The Fountain of Love a short story
Fontaine de l'Etoile de Montaigu In the heart of the French kings' hunting grounds one can, under contrition to keep the eyes and spirit open, come across a magical fountain or spring. It is the Fountaine de l'Étoile de Montaigu or in English: Fountain of the Montague Star. Already the name is rich in beauty and fuels imagination... … Continue reading Fontaine de l’Étoile de Montaigu or The Fountain of Love a short story
It all started very early in Paris
This place prominent in movies and books, visited by tourists and Parisians alike, just looked, just looked well, shabby, run down, outdated.
Life in a French small town ~ a book review and recommendation of “Chronicles from Château de Moines” by Evelyne Holingue
After his mother lost her battle with cancer, Scott, his younger sister, and his "hippy" father move from California to rural France. In the fall of 1970, in the small town of Château de Moines a new life starts for all of them, far away from the ghosts of their past. Scott quickly adapts to … Continue reading Life in a French small town ~ a book review and recommendation of “Chronicles from Château de Moines” by Evelyne Holingue
If we were having coffee – 11 July 2015
I have the feeling that last time we sat down for our weekend chat was only yesterday.
Magic in Albi – A Young Family Travels Part 2
Feeling something, some form of good vibration, that we, as adults could no longer feel.
Fruit of the Garden – a Young Family Travels Part 1
Fruit of the garden A Young Family Travels Part 1 A bit more than two weeks ago, I came home from my vacation in the south of France. I wanted to write about the trip, share pictures, but for some reason, something always kept me from doing so. I always have the feeling that I … Continue reading Fruit of the Garden – a Young Family Travels Part 1
H is for Home – A to Z Challenge April 2015
My first year living in the U.S. we read a book in school entitled "Homesick". I just remember that it was about a girl who spend a lot of her childhood in China, she was always longing to go home to her country of origin, we thought that she was homesick for her country of origin, but … Continue reading H is for Home – A to Z Challenge April 2015