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Printemps here at our vineyard. "It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want — oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!" -Mark Twain. Don't miss hearing the French version, below. TODAY'S... Read more →


My permaculture garden (photo taken in August 2014). A cat fight almost happened here.... TODAY'S EXPRESSION Occupe-toi de tes oignons : mind your own business Literally: take care of your own onions! MAS DE LA PERDRIX The perfect home to rent in France. Celebrate special occasions with family, friends. Click here. FRENCH PRONUNCIATION Improve your spoken French... Read more →


Sunny photo taken in the port of Cassis. Hâte-toi de bien vivre... Make haste to live and consider each day a life... Seneca TODAY'S WORD: Hâte : haste Also: avoir hâte de faire quelque chose = to be eager or anxious to do something: J'ai hâte de te voir! I can't wait to see you! ECOUTER Listen... Read more →


My darling niece and nephew, in Puerto Vallarta. If I were to give one tip to an aspiring writer, it might be this: keep it simple! I will try to exercise this astuce now, having returned from Mexico to share about the rich and multifaceted visit with my family! TODAY'S WORD : RESTER SIMPLE : keep it... Read more →


In case I did not say a proper goodbye, before leaving to see my family in Mexico, I offer you now dozens of au revoirs to make up for it! The next post will go out around March 10th. Miss you already! TODAY'S WORD quitter (kee-tay) verb 1. to leave, to quit 2. to give up, vacate,... Read more →