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 6, 2011
Off for a week...
Hello my lovely blogging friends, old and new. I'm just here to sign off for a week, because I'm going to do one of those blogging-free weeks that occasionally seem like a good idea.This one is unexpected - I don't have any sense of things getting on top of me or of excessive blogging (althought with OWOH going on there is always someone to visit!). Instead, I just read in Simple Abundance last night (yes, this is my second year in a row): 'Today, deliberately turn yourself away from the world... Wean yourself away from the opinion of others - however talented, creative and celebrated they may be - as you continue to journey within'.I have spent an odd 12 months, hearing the voice of God more clearly through non-Christian books and blogs than through what you might call the more 'usual channels'. It seems that God needed to get me out of a bit of a rut and surprise me! So, in a sense of obedience, I'm going to spend a week not reading my blog or yours. I don't expect mountain-top experiences, but do imagine that the pile of mending is going to look a whole lot smaller by this time next week! I will still be emailing, so if you and I are in email contact I will be replying to you... Have a wonderful week, my friends.