I am writing a Gratitude Journal

I am not entirely sure why, but at this time of the year, I always feel especially grateful. We do not celebrate Thanksgiving here in France so my gratefulness could not have come from there. It may have something to do with that fact that my birthday is on the 19th of December, shortly followed …

Sunday Photo from the south of France: Rising Anticipation

Winter has finally arrived here in the foothills of the mighty Pyrenées mountains. It is early in the morning and the sun is taking its sweet time rising above the mountain tops, highlighting a Christmas tree of its own creation. Next Sunday is Christmas. The hearts of many children are beating faster in anticipation of the …

Christmas Lunch in the south of France

While snow has been falling for several months in certain parts of the northern hemisphere, here in the south of France we are still tenaciously hanging on to the last sunny days of autumn. We shall soon have to face the fact that although the sun still shines bravely and brightly every day, the ancient …

Author Antics

Newsflash: I am giving away a copy of my latest book, You ARE Good Enough, as a Christmas gift to all my blog-readers - see below I survived the book signing. As an author, it was one of the most uplifting experiences of my hitherto short career. I signed my book at the annual Ladies …

Sunday Photo from the south of France: A New Horison

Our horizon is the creation of a noble society to which, like the medieval builder of those glorious cathedrals, you will have added your conception, your artful piece of stone. Adrienne Clarkson A new horizon is dawning in the east, 2017 beckons and it is time to look back at what we have achieved in …