I'm a happily married mum of two boys, aged 14 and 15, and as a family we moved to France eight 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 a French Baptist Church in Toulouse City Centre. 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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Rentrée Resolutions 2012
Make more time for other people - get actively and consistently involved with friends, groups and wider family
Use my pedometer to make sure I walk at least 15,000 steps per day
Continue to enjoy life to the full
Continue my short sessions of toning exercises at least five times a week
Keep my teaching room tidy!
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)
Friday, May 4, 2012
The Thrill of What You Already Have - May picture
Whatever the weather may be like in Europe at the moment, it's looking pretty good for Dunoon in the 1960s:
I'm thrilled by the seaside colours and stylish architecture of this holiday scene, and I've been drifting past my calendar trying to get inspiration for this month's collection. I haven't actually come up with anything yet, but I look forward to all your ideas and to sharing some of my own once I get organised!
Holidays (but not the seaside variety) are very much the theme here in May - this week the First was a holiday, and the children had Monday 30th off school too. Next week the eighth is a holiday - the boys will be in school on the seventh, but Ben is taking the day off to paint the very rusty front gate. I'll post some pictures (before, during and after) so that you can get an idea of the palatial gates we go in for in this part of France...