Here's a little peek at the giveaway, but I'm going to save it for the end of this post! So, in France, the Rentrée ('Back to School') is the time for resolutions - it's a good time for them, being less cold and negative than January.
Here's my first resolution:
To join a local craft group - I've really not been crafting much since I was ill this winter, and I'd like to kick-start things and meet local crafters. The Forum des Associations is this weekend and I'll let you know if I've found anything to sign up for!
To join the local library. In the UK I was a top member, but in French, I'm less of a reader, so I need to motivate myself. Here are the opening times - no excuse now!
To keep up with the news. Last year's resolution to WATCH the news didn't work, with the inconvenient (to me) timings of French news programmes, so this year I'll be aiming to buy and read the Dépêche du Midi, our regional paper.
To keep cycling, or jogging!
Now for the giveaway - English Roses from France.
I know I've done lots of French-themed giveaways, but this time I've picked up lots of lovely British goodies, so I'm giving them away!
First up is a bone china mug.
Then there's Cath Kidston's little book, which is a summary of the excellent Vintage Style, which I now own...
This pretty and fascinating book, which is all about how you don't need a country cottage to have country style,
and a little polka-dot make-up bag.
If you'd like to put the giveaway on your sidebar, linked to this post and entitled 'English Roses from France', I'd be very grateful.
But all you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post. If you would like to tell me one of your resolutions (I know some have made them) I would be fascinated to know about them - last year's resolutions really helped me a lot. But you don't have to to have a resolution to enter. Everyone welcome, all round the world!