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Barcelona Surprise

Sacha’s Italian Girlfriend is doing an internship at an art gallery in Barcelona (currently she speaks three languages fluently) Sacha flew to Spain yesterday to be with her as their birthdays are within a week of each other and for other obvious reasons. We drove to Spain to surprise him.                  [Author: French la Vie]
Tags: Travel, Spain, Barcelona, Sacha, French la Vie, Barcelona Surprise

The Sneak

Dinner was ready Chelsea had set the table Yann was opening the wine I turned my back to stir a pot and when I turned around someone had gobbled up the raspberries off the melons.                 [Author: French la Vie]
Tags: Travel, Chelsea, Yann, French la Vie

Take Time All the Time

 Our friends Laurie-Annya and Ian Who moved to France three years ago just moved to a new place in Cassis- - amongst the boxes, bags and plies to put away a bouquet stood at their entrance perfectly calm, graceful, and beautiful. I would not have thought nor taken the time to have bought flowers if I were like they were in full moving mode instead my mind would have been in get it done practical mode. And yet their flowers spoke of honoring the moment, taking time to breath and be thankful. To l...
Tags: Travel, France, Cassis, French la Vie, Laurie Annya, Ian Who

Happy Second Birthday Gabriel

  (Chelsea made the cake and cookies)                   [Author: French la Vie]
Tags: Travel, Chelsea, Gabriel, French la Vie

A Pail of Water on a Hot Day

A pail of water a toy boat a hot day a happy  baby.                 [Author: French la Vie]
Tags: Travel, French la Vie

The French Language

  EF - Live The Language - Paris from Albin Holmqvist on Vimeo. 2010                 [Author: French la Vie]
Tags: Travel, Paris, Albin Holmqvist, French la Vie


      Do you agree?                 [Author: French la Vie]
Tags: Travel, French la Vie

Home Town

  My village Mountains circle three-fourths of it- A thousand-year-old church is at its center The bells ring around the clock striking the hours. This view is five minutes on foot from my door. I have lived here longer than any other place... over twenty years. Tell me something about where you live?     PS Nightbird's song and her message so powerful, eye-opening, and brave that she shared with grace. I am glad you agreed and were moved as I was hearing her.                 [Author: French...
Tags: Travel, Mountains, French la Vie

He Loves Boats

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The Power of Now

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  Sadly, the end of summer draws near, the warm weather is saying goodbye to Provence, it is the time of year where I grab a sweater in the morning and then again in the evening. Our maison du village (house in the village) has stone walls that are over three feet thick. Our maison's wall butts up against the neighbor's maison's wall creating a six-foot-thick stone wall. Insulation at its finest: Cool interior in the summer, holds heat in during the winter. Our home is a mere four hundred yea...
Tags: Travel, California, France, Chelsea, living in France, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Francis, Levi Strauss, Florence, Provence, Mona Lisa, Mary, Corey, Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci


                             Thank you little flowers that are under my feet, giving way without a cry, as I pass by. Thank you fresh air that fills my lungs restoring me without my constant awareness. Thank you light that shows me today and guides me towards tomorrow. Thank you heart for beating, for dancing within me, even when I do not hear your steady song. Thank you for eyes that look like the eyes of many ancestors ahead of me, whose shape I see in the faces I love, who show me I belong....
Tags: Travel, French la Vie

My Cousin Julie

  Our memories  that go back to childhood and have continued throughout our lives so many of them that some have slipped into that space that holds our roots, waters the essences of who we are but no longer conjure up words to describe nor tell our story they rest inside having become our foundation.  That foundation is strong even if now when at times  you cannot find your words or your laughter ... oh that easy laugh of yours or give me some buddha reflections or talk about movies, music, or w...
Tags: Travel, Chelsea, Gabriel, Johnny, Julie, French la Vie, Vavie

Rose's Love Letter

    In a box at the flea market, Dusty and forgotten, Memories slept closely to one another while  silently dreaming of another place and time.       Once cherished. Placed carefully. Peeked at when the heart ached, or feelings surged. Those secrets, those cherished bits of papers, the letters from someone she held close. Memories pinned on love.           Years ago, when I was around nineteen years old, I had the opportunity to care for an elderly woman who was housebound. A beautiful w...
Tags: Travel, France, Rose, Yann, Queen Rose, Memories from Back Home, French la Vie

As Weeds are Plentiful in Spring

My friend Annie makes weed salad. She gathers the weeds in a field. Weeds. She eats them. And tells me, "..they are good for you, high in vitamins." Weeds that I walk on without giving them a thought. Bitter weeds.     Weeds with names such as: Salade de Chasseur, or Hunter's Greens in English. Fenouil, or Fennel's first shots. Not to be confused with older, later in the season's more substantial growth. Pissanli (I won't tell you what that sounds like in French... oh dang I have to tell you.....
Tags: Travel, Annie, French la Vie

Sweet Nature

    So far they are enjoying the RV lifestyle they started in Bordeaux, went along the coast, and now they are in the Pyrennes. Their one-week adventure is to test the waters for a future longer trip. Yes, they both can work remotely, for the most part, they have been since March 2020. Gabriel is a happy camper.                    Related Stories Baby's First BiteGabriel Celebrates Six MonthsBaby Love Love  [Author: French la Vie]
Tags: Travel, Bordeaux, Gabriel, French la Vie, The Baby to Be

One Week Traveling in a RV

Chelsea and Co.  rented a RV for a mini holiday. Their buck list is to travel like this for a few months... so they thought they would give their bucket list goal a test run on a mini holiday for one week and if they like it they will continue it another time in the future.                     [Author: French la Vie]
Tags: Travel, Chelsea, French la Vie

Memorial Day

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Happy Sunday

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More Photos of Gabriel

The sun was out two days in a row! Chelsea sent me these photos of Babou.   oh how I could gobble him up no sugar added!   Gabriel loves boats. Now there is a debate. There is a boat blanket that Chelsea says Barbara made and I say Jennifer made it... which one of you made a blanket covered with red white and blue boats?                   [Author: French la Vie]
Tags: Travel, Chelsea, Gabriel, Jennifer, Barbara, Babou, French la Vie

When the Sunshines

      When the sun finally peeked out in Paris declaring Spring, at last, had arrived Chelsea took Gabriel to the park for several hours and the only photos she took were these right before they stepped outside. As it should be... seize the moment - focusing on the moment at hand! Gabriel looks so big, doesn't he? Soon he will be two!                 [Author: French la Vie]
Tags: Travel, Chelsea, Paris, Gabriel, French la Vie

Kindred Spirits

  Thank you for responding by email and comments to my question. Your response was exactly what I thought, the majority of you who read my blog do not follow Instagram nor FB.  There is a community here that I adore and that keeps me sane. "What "sane" did she say?" Yes, you keep me sane. The other day I was telling a friend, "... one of the reasons I blog is to help me see things in a light, a loving light which does not come naturally for me. First, I grump, I express without filter and proc...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, Chelsea, Martin, Sacha, Gabriel Gabriel, French la Vie, Gabriel Yann, Cookie Car Corn Yum, Babao

A Question

After all these years of blogging, and with social media reaching new heights I would like to know how do you follow me? Do you follow me solely on my blog? Or do you follow me as well on Instagram and Facebook?    Over a year ago I decided to post flowers just flowers on Facebook because there was so much heaviness and negativity with the upcoming election and covid-19th. After a year I have kept posting flowers and rarely do I post anything else on Facebook. On Instagram, I must admit it is...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Facebook on Instagram, French la Vie

Majestic Existence

    Quote from 3 sources.                 [Author: French la Vie]
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Be the One in the Crowd..,

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Happy Day with Gabriel and Chelsea

Gabriel has a thing for boats everything he sees he sees as a boat and why not most the things would float like a cereal bowl for example. One of his favorite things to do is to go to the Seine and watch the boats. Which we did.                  [Author: French la Vie]
Tags: Travel, Chelsea, Seine, Gabriel, French la Vie

Happy Day with Gabriel and Chelsea

Gabriel has a thing for boats everything he sees he sees as a boat and why not most the things would float like a cereal bowl for example. One of his favorite things to do is to go to the Seine and watch the boats. Which we did.                  [Author: French la Vie]
Tags: Travel, Chelsea, Seine, Gabriel, French la Vie

The Train Station

What surprises me the most is the green overgrowth between the tracks. With the lockdown lifted soon this won’t look the same.                 [Author: French la Vie]
Tags: Travel, French la Vie

Not Even Four Months...

No she is not having twins. Chelsea was this size when she was eight months pregnant with Gabriel. But she is the same weight at four months as she was with Gabriel at four months- Chelsea says that she looks this big  because she had burrito(s) for dinner. Oh! How big will she grow? Chelsea asked,  “What fruit is bigger than a watermelon?”   .                 [Author: French la Vie]
Tags: Travel, Chelsea, Gabriel, French la Vie

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