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Entries from June 2015

View from Jackie's studio in Paris. More about this canyon of French windows you are viewing, in today's missive. And félicitations! to our 17-year-old daughter, who has completed her 4th internship in fashion design. enfermé dehors : locked out Mas de Perdrix. A home in France that artists and writers love to rent. Work on your creative... Read more →


This picture appears in my book, where each hat represents a character in a preceding chapter. Some of these hats now represent the book's reviewers, including "Wise Owl," who writes: [Kristi] has lived in France most of her adult life raising a family and living in touch with the natural world. Her words and photographs capture the... Read more →


Serendipity - it is just the word to begin the summer edition of this journal sentimental. Only, do the French even have a word for serendipity? Et oui! "UN HEUREUX HASARD" : serendipity, serendipitously Exclusive French made clothes now available to purchase on-line. Thomas Hulston Collections. AUDIO: Listen to Jean-Marc read today's example sentence: Download MP3 or... Read more →


Jackie is doing well in Paris. Max is making friends in Portland. Our dogs are healthy! I am feeling myself again. And Jean-Marc? Read on.... Mas de Perdrix. A home in France that artists and writers love to rent. Work on your creative project in this inspiring environment. aléa (noun, masculine) : risk, hazard, chance les aléas... Read more →