I'm a happily married mum of two boys, aged 17 and 19, and as a family we moved to France eleven years ago. My husband works for a French company, I teach English to French people aged 6 - 60, and English reading and writing to the English-speaking children of the area. We are part of an English speaking church in Lyon. I love to shop for French vintage lace, fabric and household items, and to combine them with my British and global treasures in interesting ways.
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I am not a perfect mother or housewife. There is dog hair under the sofa and the boys eat with their elbows on the table, however much they're nagged. I just assume you'd rather see the pretty stuff!
Forget-me-nots from Niki's garden (Nostalgia at the Stonehouse)
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
July 14th is a really special day - the French Independence Day! It commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison (a symbol of royal authority) which is considered the beginning of the French Revolution.
We usually celebrate by attending a big, musical, firework display - once on a beach, with the fireworks launched from the forts on either side of the bay, and once in a newly-mowed field.
I'll tell you more about this year's celebrations on Monday!