Category Archives: France

More Of The Third Part, Please!

The entire world is still reeling from the ghastly events in Paris, the downing of a Russian plane filled with tourists, the double suicide attack in Beirut. Here in the United States, people have not forgotten Boston.  At least, many … Continue reading

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We Will Review The Cows!

More than 10 years ago, we were invited by good friends to visit with them at their second home in the Brittany region of France. We flew to Quimper, a pretty town southwest of Paris, well-known, among many things, for … Continue reading

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Sated Yet?

There’s a saying in my hubby’s parents’ hometown in the Philippines that when one is overfull from eating (0r overeating), one becomes sad (malungkot). My hubby likes to call the state, “post-prandial triste.”  Somehow, it seems apt.  There is the … Continue reading

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Somewhere, Beyond The Sea….

There are many reasons why we love the sea.  We love to stare out into its wide expanse and lose ourselves in the undulating waves as they ebb and flow on the sandy shore. Mostly, it calms. It soothes.  We … Continue reading

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Our Big Hairy Audacious Challenge

  Misifusa’s post a few days ago was about committing to something beyond your comfort zone.  Well, my hubby and I have recently committed to something that’s really beyond our comfort zone.  Last February, after thinking and discussing this challenge … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Unique

Here’s my contribution to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Unique: We live in a very tech-dependent and tech-driven society. It’s not a bad thing. I’m all for the best in Science and Tech. But when I see something that harkens back … Continue reading

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Green and Raw

I have to eat a salad of fresh greens at least once a day.  I find that when I have to go for more than one or two days without it, I get these tremendous withdrawal symptoms and I can … Continue reading

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