Sunday, November 20, 2016

Tristan is home for his 'holidays'. As a first year resident, this is what he gets for Christmas. We are grateful to have him with us. We are feeding him foods he loves and leaving him plenty of private time to sleep and unwind.

This is a guy who's been working 12-14 hour days 6 days/week for the most part.

Beside him is his big half-sister. Someone said they have the same smile. That would be Vlad's even and straight toothed grin you see.
We had a celebration supper last night and talked long into the night. Today was a day off of sorts as tomorrow both Vlad and I are at work.

I have a wreath on the door, ground pork for my tourtières and all gifts looked after. The children all want $$$ so that makes it easy for us but less fun as there are less and less parcels under the tree every year. I understand that they want to buy something they want but it doesn't make for much merry when it's gift-opening time. Am I the only one who feels this way?

Friday night we saw Denis Villeneuve's Arrivals. It was a very sensitive, moving Sci Fi. We walked away with a lot to talk about and were inspired by its philosophical message. We highly recommend it. Amy Adams is very very good in this... What are your favorite movies of the season?

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

We are alive!

So we've been here, in France for almost a month now and I can't believe how time has just flown this year. Catching up with our European family of friends, getting the garden at the Moulin where we live back into shape and just vegging out because we need to get over a BIG year so far, we haven't seen the time go by. Tuesday was market day in Cotignac and we had lunch with our Moulin friends and went to Mirabeau en Provence, a local wine producer's shop for a wine tasting. Even if we had very little, I shouldn't have indulged myself. Wine is not good for my tummy but can you imagine being here and not partaking in alcohol, tomatoes, citrus fruits, some cheeses, etc., etc.?

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Veg Fairy

I had a visit yesterday from D. my veg fairy.

I'll let the heavy rain do a pre-clean before I bring them in to make Borscht.