One of the dumbest things about moving to France is leaving your sister behind. Today, mine celebrates a birthday and I won't be there to take her picture as she blows out her candles. But with any luck she'll have received the funny post card I sent which brings me to the theme of today's missive: mailboxes!... Read more →


The lavender is deep in bloom. This field was spotted yesterday, on the way home from Malou's garden. aléa (al ay ah) noun, masculine : risk, hazard, chance les aléas du métier = the risks of the trade les aléas de la vie = the vagaries of life après bien des aléas = after many ups and... Read more →