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samedi

grasse mat’ bullet proof coffee bon apétit! merde! on a oublié les rehaussers goats! baby goats! cochons! cheese flowers too many tomato plants well, if it’s like that we not planting no damn pumpkins j’ai oublie ma veste! it was not supposed to rain pate de fruits home at last meal planning are there elephants […]

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good eats

my husband and i, and to some extent our son, are quite the foodies. but the most important thing, especially during the school term when we all have various activities, is that we can prepare simple and tasty meals that aren’t too labour intensive. here are some recipes we’ve used lately that have knocked it […]

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rain

I love all films that start with rain:rain, braiding a windowpaneor darkening a hung-out dressor streaming down her upturned face; one long thundering downpourright through the empty script and scorebefore the act, before the blame,before the lens pulls through the frame to where the woman sits alonebeside a silent telephoneor the dress lies ruined on […]

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a romp

i wore a romper today for the first time in years. i think they are really cute, but i always consider the bathroom question, and decide against them. this one ended up in my wardrobe by mistake. i grabbed it while rifling quickly through a thrift store rack, thinking it was a summer dress. i […]

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garden update

so we got the first flower bed in. i’m so excited. I’ll have two rows each of annuals and perennials. the second bed is scheduled to go in next weekend, and I’ll use it for all my bulb plants. i also need to find some grasses and other greenery for filling out my future bouquets.

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lost

has anyone seen the other side of these earrings? just asking on the off chance. since lost socks turn up again as extra container lids, maybe lost earrings turn up somewhere too? i wonder what they would turn up as? butterflies? uniorns? a ray of sunshine? a pretty pink flower? a hummingbird ? what do […]

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flowers everywhere

so excited to start work on my flower garden again! we went plant shopping today, and it’s one of my favourite days of the entire year. this is just one of the many greenhouses at our favourite plant nursery. there were two i didn’t even get a chance to go into. guess i gotta go […]

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walking and chewing gum at the same time

i watched horrified as the fire raged through Notre Dame on monday night. i’m not religious, though raised a catholic, and while i have lit candles there for late family members, my sadness had nothing to do with it being a church. if you ever visited the cathedral, you’d know that it’s a special place. […]

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june 2017

my last trip to paris was to an author event at shakespeare and company. just across the way we could see Notre Dame. so terribly saddened by the disastrous fire last night.

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