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  • 21 October, 2014
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Bunny Comes to Dinner

I deep fried cubes of bread in olive oil as the kids walked into the village to meet our guest. A wooden salad bowl in the cupboard inspired me to … Continue Reading →

Arles, France


We got up early hoping to see Nick and Angela before they’d leave. Madeleine was busting about as usual, but seemed especially busy this morning. “Oh, hey” she said upon … Continue Reading →

The Vimy World War One War Memorial in France

Trenches and French Churches

The kids tossed Chris’s football around in the pasture. They barely noticed us leave the driveway. It made me happy to see them enjoying these new friends. Luc resumed his … Continue Reading →


Too Big for his Britches

“Ohhhh…” Donna groaned, sitting up in our bed. “I am not well” She plopped back down on her pillow.” “You’re staying in bed today.” I insisted. She shook her head … Continue Reading →


Getting Something from Take Away

Donna came down with a cold and didn’t feel like venturing out for dinner. Mrs. M. suggested we get Chinese take away. Alex offered to go along with me. A … Continue Reading →


Pub or Pinocchio?

I was looking forward to an English pub experience, so suggested we eat dinner at some local place with lots of hardwood and crowded with friendly people sharing jokes and … Continue Reading →


Mr. Rogers with an Apron

The sun actually started peeking out between the clouds. I stood among the flower pots neatly arranged on the brick patio in the back yard (or garden as Mrs. M … Continue Reading →


Meeting Mrs. M

The cold damp air penetrated my body to the bone. One thing I did not expect on this trip was all the walking. How I missed our car- especially the … Continue Reading →