13 December 2012

French Dome Cathedral

It's been awhile since my last post here and I thought what better time to share with those still in BlogLand then this time of year. I do come to my blog from time to time just to see who is still around and who has left the blogging community and I am so happy when I see a lot of the people I got to know from the beginning of my blogs. 

Christmas time for some is a time of reflection of the year and to be happy and joyful with our family and friends and for some it's a tragic time. Not everyone celebrates or wishes to celebrate this Holiday and that's okay, for some it brings back sadness and loneliness, it could be a anniversary of someone's death or the reminder that loved ones are gone or you're away from home and no one around to celebrate the holiday with, I think we all need to reflect on the joy this season brings us and extend that joy to someone in need or to contact someone we have not seen or spoken to for perhaps months or years, this is a time to put aside any hard feelings. 

With the busyness of this time of year we forget to stop and think about those without jobs or those with families that are struggling to cope, put yourself in there shoes for a moment and think about how it would be to not be able to celebrate this season or be able to give your loved ones a small gift, it would be hard wouldn't it? 
So in closing I ask you to reflect, share and think of others. 

Have a Happy Holiday Season
Merry Christmas 
and Goodwill towards others.

31 January 2010

Au Revoir Chéris

I've explained on my other blog the lack of postings. So I won't go into it here on this one. 

I truly wish I was on that ship in the picture instead of where I am in my life. 

I realized I had not mentioned anything on this blog. It is hard, but I feel the need to do it. 

I will not remove this blog, for I know I will return. I don't know exactly how long or when exact. 

But if anyone knows of a job in the SF Bay area, keep me in mind. 

Like I said, I will be back but not sure when. 

Please do not forget me, I have not forgotten you all for coming by and saying hello from time to time.

26 December 2009

Bonne année à tous ceux qui visitent.

Je vous souhaitant à tous les ans sécurité et au chaud Nouveau.
Mai vos ennuis être peu nombreuses, et votre amour pour longtemps.
Se souvenir de ceux qui ne sont pas avec nous, et mai, ils apportent un sourire sur votre visage quand vous pensez à eux.
Je lève un verre de champagne à vous tous.

I am wishing you all a safe and warm New Years. May your troubles be few, and your love be long. Remember those that are not with us, and may they bring a smile on your faces when you think of them. I raise a glass of Champagne to you all.

12 December 2009

Christmas In France

I must admit it's been awhile since I last posted anything on my blogs. I was a bit stumped on just how to get these pictures on here. But I did.

If you visit my other blog Many Fond Memories the story there tells you why I haven't posted for awhile.

Just wanted to leave everyone with a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

31 October 2009

I Love Crosses !!

Crosses are a favorite of mine. I have them all over the house. The more the merrier.

As you can see in the Blog header, I like religious things. I have statues, crosses, holy water fountains etc....

They have their own beauty.

I know I've been away for awhile, but I will try to post a little more. But it won't be everyday. It's just too time consuming.

04 September 2009

May Day in France Is Their Labour Day

Dog Rose Flower

The dog rose flower is a type of plant typically presented to loved ones in France on May Day.

Trade unions and other organizations organize parades and demonstrations to campaign for workers rights on May 1. People may also use these events to campaign for human rights in general, to demonstrate against racism or highlight current social issues.

May 1 is a public holiday. Post offices, banks, stores and other businesses are closed. Outside of tourist areas, restaurants and cafes may be closed. However, some stores in Paris, as well as at airports and railway stations and along major highways, may be open. Public transport service schedules vary depending on where one lives and intends to travel. Parades and demonstrations may cause disruption to traffic in the centers of large cities, particularly Paris.

We celebrate on the first Monday, of Sept. and France on May 1st.

14 August 2009

French After School Snack

A gouter is the snack that all children in France have at 4pm. Very popular is a chunk of baguette with a bar of chocolate in the middle! Believe it or not this is a very popular afternoon snack among French children. If that seems excessive, get hold of a jar of Nutella - chocolate spread - as a good alternative. Every single person in France is familiar with Nutella.

20 July 2009

French Churches

Churches of France, from city churches to countryside, to nearer my God to thee on a hilltop. Yikes that's a hike to go to church, but worth it I am sure to go.

The beauty of them. They were duplicated here in the states as well. Mostly in Gothic architecture. But nothing beats a French Cathedral.

06 July 2009

Beauty In Everything

Courtesy of Flickr
Courtesy of Flickr

These have their own beauty. I admire a person with such an eye, to obtain these photo's.

Hope your 4th was fun and safe.....

03 July 2009

Happy Independence Day To All !

Heureux le jour de l'indépendance à tous les.

Happy Independence Day to all.
Be safe with your firecrackers and BBQ's. Don't drink and drive.

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