I'm a happily married mum of two boys, aged 15 and 16, and as a family we moved to France nine 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)
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Reflection at the end of a busy week...
The rose I was given in Intermarché on Valentine's day is still looking wonderful on our table.
The new-to-us stove (once belonging to Ange) is warming the back of the house (including the room where I teach),
and the big fire at the front is necessary too - it's -1.6° outside!
The hellebores don't like the sudden cold snap.
And the violets aren't too convinced, either.
Rosie, Holly and Annabeth are just fine in the cold,
but next door to them Valkrie is sulking, mainly because her friend China the silky bantam
has been broody all week! Pook, pook, pook, she says...
There are daffodil buds and a muck heap in the garden - lots of work to do!
Non-essential things (like housework) have been put to one side this busy week, which started with Son 1 and me spending three days in hospital, and has continued with normal working hours, nurses' visits and new brace-care for Son 2, who has had his own medical intervention to deal with! Ben had a migraine yesterday - everyone has taken the strain in their own way...
But we're beginning to put it back together! The boys are on holiday now, Ben is taking some muck to a friend before starting to spread it on our own garden, and I'm off to keep on with the housework catch-up! Tomorrow or Monday - my first Pause in Lent. The catch-up continues!