Category Archives: Country Life

Party Button

In other non-work related items, the heating system at the new house has a rather handy ‘party’ button. Because really, who needs to muss and fuss when you are throwing a fête? Champagne? Oui. Delicious food? Oui. Party button illuminated? … Continue reading

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Wouldn’t it be cool if the smurfs actually lived here?

It’s mushroom season here in France and besides falling in love with cepes, I am also in a loving state of wonder for these brightly colored mushrooms which have sprouted up in the middle of the birch tree grove in our … Continue reading

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Big Day Wednesday

Dog in Window, originally uploaded by Minnesota Pilgrim. Happy Wednesday! What a whirlwind of a day it has been. Whew! Today, after months, weeks and days of waiting (again, who could possibly be keeping track?!), the house contracts were finalized … Continue reading

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Found alliances amongst the mushrooms

Sometimes you find common connections where you least think they would be.  This weekend my click points were with a five-year-old and his two-year-old brother.  At a birthday party in the French countryside, I spent a few hours hanging out with the … Continue reading

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What are these men doing?

Happy Friday!  When I used to work in one of the large office buildings in downtown Chicago, all the receptionists, door men and security guards used to say, “Happy Friday!”, to me each and every Friday morning.  I’d never heard … Continue reading

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