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.
Thanks for coming over to my British-meets-French Vintage blog! Please leave a comment - I love to hear from anyone who takes the time to read my posts, and I try to pop back and visit your blogs whenever I can.
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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)
Sunday, February 13, 2011
How lovely to come back from my 'week off' and read your wonderful comments! Thanks for stopping by, on my Spiritual Sunday post or on One World One Heart. I'm going to have to take some time catching up, reading your comments properly and stopping by to visit!So once again I'm linking to Spiritual Sundays, and am trying to put into words some of the things that the last week has taught me. One is that I've always been one to 'put on a good front', to place looking good ahead of actually being good. I'm not beating myself up about this, as it's human nature, but I've been able to spend a week just living well instead of trying to LOOK as though I'm living well. In that spirit, I think I need to take a week off from other people's opinions on a regular basis, as the only opinions that really matter are first God's, then my own, and those I love... I've spent too much of my life worrying about what other people thought of me and have spent the last year learning that good friends can like the real me but that people who want to reform me in their own image aren't good friends. Bloggers - you are good friends! I look forward to spending the next few weeks with you, and then I'll go off again to make sure I'm keeping it real...