Monthly Archives: December 2011

2011 Book Wrap-Up

The end of the year is synonymous with lists–movies, writers, celebrities, destinations, etc–everyone has their own Top Ten (or more) things that made 2011 special for them.  I wasn’t organized enough to make separate lists for everything or even to … Continue reading

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Season’s Eatings or Erin Tries Food Blogging

I’ve had food on my mind a lot lately–Christmas and New Year’s are synonymous with copious rich meals here in France (and I’m not even talking about the chocolates or the deserts either).  After eating my way through our Christmas … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas! Joyeux Noël!

We’re about to go enjoy our Christmas Eve feast!  I’ve finished the bûche de Noël, the table is set and our family should be coming through the door soon!  I can feel the excitement building and I can’t wait to … Continue reading

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Visions of Sugar-Plums

I’ve got ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas  by Clement Clarke Moore stuck in my head.  We’ve been reading Christmas themed books from the library today and looking at all sorts of different Santa Clauses.  No matter the illustrator, certain traits seem … Continue reading

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Day Tripping: The Bayeux Tapestry

I have a confession to make–when I first became interested in history, it was military and not something more politically correct like art, social or political history that caught my attention.  I did eventually branch out into more humanitarian studies … Continue reading

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Christmas is Coming

J-7!  The tree is decorated, the stockings are hung on the stairs with care and I’ve high hopes that Saint Nicholas soon will be there!  (I even happen to know that he’s finished all his shopping and most of his … Continue reading

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Day Tripping: The Mont Saint Michel

Prior to the curious incident of the sick child who was allergic to her antibiotics, we manged (yet another) visit to the Mont Saint Michel.  (Quick aside–Has anyone else read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by … Continue reading

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