Wednesday, September 25, 2013

C'est la Rentrée - Resolutions and a Giveaway!

Well, actually, it was the Rentrée, rather than is, but better late than never! We've been busy but I finally have the delightful chance to offer one of my readers this beautiful French magazine in a giveaway:
It's up for grabs because my kind local friend picked up a copy of Country Living for me when she was in the UK, so now I don't need to offer Campagne Décoration as an exchange (see post below). Therefore it's my now traditional C'est la Rentrée gift for one of you.

To enter, you don't have to be a follower or anything, although you are welcome to follow if you don't already! Just leave me a comment here to have a chance to win. - I'll post anywhere in the world. If you'd like to share any of your Rentrée Resolutions with us in the comment, feel free, but it's not essential.

Rentrée Resolutions are traditional in France, where Back to School means a really positive New Start for adults too - resolutions made in the sunshine and after a good rest tend to be a lot more active than the ones we make in the New Year! Ben and I have particular resolutions this year based on the fact that he's living away during the week while he studies for an MBA in Lyon.

So my Rentrée Resolutions this year are to keep up the good work on the exercise front but to add some further healthy penny-pinchers to our already wholesome, thrifty ways. (Lol- I can't say the word 'wholesome' seriously, you understand. It's just too, well, wholesome!) Here goes:

We have resolved to buy one bottle of wine for the weekend to share between the two of us - no alcohol to be consumed alone when the other one isn't there! When Ben announced his side of this resolution I felt miserable, and that worried me. I should be able to cope with evenings without a glass of wine. And indeed I can...

Take a packed lunch every day, instead of giving in to the occasional panic trip to a boulangerie - if you had access to lovely French bakers I bet you'd be happy to pop into them at lunch time too, so this is a harder one!

Make 'portion' desserts at home instead of buying yoghurts and cakes. I think this should be the subject of my next blog post!

So, please enter my giveaway and do tell if you have any resolutions - best of luck it all!

11 comments:

Elizabethd said...

What good resolutions Floss! I'd love to enter your giveaway please.

Healing Woman said...

Tough resolutions for someone as full of life as you are and living in France! I'd have trouble with on the food front-French cooking is the best in the world..wine as well. I'd love to be in on the giveaway but even if you didn't offer it, I love coming to your blog postings. I feel like I'm back in France and wish so much that I were!

Serenata said...

Great Floss, I wondered if you would be doing the Rentree Resolutions this year. I have been eating so much healthier of late and the resulting weight loss is proof of it. I will have a think on my resolutions and let you know.

Gill said...

Great resolutions Floss!
None here I'm afraid but I'ff follow your progress instead!

Angela said...

Love to be included in the giveaway. I like the 'portion' resolution

autumn blessings xx

Betty the Wood Fairy said...

Floss I am so glad you have the magazine you wanted as I felt particularly bad about wanting to hang on to mine so badly! I like your resolutions. I am trying to cut down on wine - I do like it a lot and one glass in the evening is a nice treat, but not drinking alone is a very good policy so I think I will join you on that. When I see your resolution posts every year I always feel motivated to join in - so for me it will be more time just enjoying the moment, I am always always rushing around, I must learn to slow down and appreciate what's around me! Betty

Penelope P. said...

Very good resolutions Floss. I always love the start of the school year and always think this is the autumn I'm actually going to get the house under control. Wonder if it will actually happen this year! I'd love to be entered into your giveaway. Thanks Penny L in Dorset

Carolyn Phillips said...

Good resolutions! I don't make resolutions around this time of year, but I do always feel that there is something of a fresh start at this point.

lynda said...

No resolutions, but I would love to read that magazine!

Autumn Mist said...

Hello! I always used to follow your blog and decided I really missed it, so I'm back. I'm having french lessons and am looking forward to my seond trip to Paris this year in 2 weeks! So excited. I would love to be entered in your magazine giveaway. I have made my own resolution recently and have lost a stone in weight and actually stopped biting my nails!

Sue said...

I am probably too late to enter but having had lots of computer problems I haven't had a chance to catch up with all my blog friends recently. With my 2 youngest having just started University my rentree resolution was to really sort through the house, but so far have not been over successful as these two new Uni students seem to be managing to take up a lot of my time with visits and lengthy phone calls. Not helped with work being it's usual chaotic start of term timetables.