sheltering in place

we’ve been on restricted in movement in france since march 16th. actually, my family and I started self-isolating on the 13th at night, and apart from my husband going in to work one morning, and doing a grocery run one evening, we have not left the house. Our new normal […]

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a winter holiday outing with friends

yesterday along with our friend sandrine and her daughters we took a trip to visit le plais ideal du facteur cheval, renowned as a splendid example of naive or outsider art. it was built over 33 years by a postman, who had dreamed it up in “visions”. it’s hard to […]

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the roaring 20s

my 20 in 2020 project is off to a great start! the crafty and reading parts are pretty much a no-brainer, but I’m happy to say that I have also started on my 20 loaves of bread, and 20 DSLR photos a month. my first loaf was a quick sour […]

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Magic Seeds by V S Naipaul in a rose garden

spring is close. i can feel it. i was out briefly in the sun today and it already feels different to winter sun. so i am dreaming. of the veggie garden of my flower garden birthday parties with lots of kids grilling everything dining alfresco leisurely afternoons with friends walks […]

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let’s craft

i’m a crafter, a maker and creative person. i love seeing things come to life just by using my own hands. so far this year i have been a a great creative mode, and i plan on continuing that trend! i thought i’d share some photos of what i’ve been […]

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my 2019 reading in numbers

One of the reasons I was faithful in my book log last year was so that I could analyse my reading over the year (nerd alert!). I tracked the genres, number of pages and the star rating I gave each book. Looking more closely at my log here’s what I […]

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my 2020 book logs

it’s time for another year of reading! are you ready? this year i decided to seprate out my main book log, where i log everything i read and my challenge logs. i’m using a separate notebook for my challenge logs, i’m hoping it becomes a reading journal of sorts. i’m […]

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10 photos from today

i had a very busy and creative day! i worked on christmas decor and handmade gifts, and also intangible things on the computer. tuesdays are my days that are my own, and i love them. i’m getting much better at making them days where i feel fulfilled (i used to […]

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