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)
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
These are old nests we found while trimming our hedges this year. I'm happy to tell you that the current nests are still very active and the sparrows which nest in our roof and our hedges are thriving on the food I'm putting out for them - this is the first year we've followed the RSPB's advice and kept on feeding them into the spring. I also watched a nightingale picking up worms from our lawn this evening - they sing all around us, but never, it seems, actually in our garden. I'm not complaining - they're loud and their songs carry through the night!These nests are also making me think about just how much I'm enjoying spending time with Ben building up our own home, garden and home life. We're both pretty busy with work but I'm only part time and I'm blessed to be able to keep house and enjoy feathering our nest while spending time with the boys too. It's possible to feel overwhelmed with all the tasks but it's also possible to stop and smell the roses, both literally and figuratively! Hope you're able to feel that way too, friends.