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)
Friday, October 18, 2013
Mapping the past
Son 1 (he’s
16 now – perhaps I could actually name him???) bought his Dad a really
fantastic birthday present last month. Admittedly, I helped, but the present
was so ‘him’ that we decided he should be the one to give it.
It’s a huge
early 20th century school map of France. Son 1 stunned the seller by
telling her he could date the map by the presence or absence of various French
border regions – see what I mean about it being his kind of thing? The
combination of maps and history really suits his interests. And you can see
that I liked it, too…
Ben is also
very pleased with it. Of course he’s interested in this kind of thing too, and
he’s also been looking for large hangings to fill the empty space on our
‘barn-style’ walls. Everyone’s a winner!