Tag Archives: Coustellet

Colours of Provence

I’m still trying to recover from the serious change in weather last week.  The rainstorms had me hibernating like a bear in its den.  All my energy was sapped; I felt listless and lifeless.  I just wanted to sit.  And do nothing.  The skies were grey and sad, not the azure blue that I love.  […]

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How about some window shades?

Picture this: revisited

Here’s the entire photo.  For my anglophone friends, the advertisement is for a window-treatment company.  I gather the couple in the photo could use new window coverings — a new set of blinds perhaps — to keep their private life private.  I don’t know if the little cat is traumatized by the behaviour of her […]

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Food for thought

Picture this

Did you look at this picture?  Are you wondering the same thing I am? D and I pass this sign everytime we drive to Coustellet.  This picture, which is part of a sign for a business, is along the road from Robion to Coustellet.  D and I crack up everytime we see the photo. So, can […]

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Meet les parents!

Last Saturday, Mom, D and I took off in our little rental car for Coustellet. It was time for Mom to meet les parents. Yes, this would be the first time our families would meet.  Les parents didn’t attend our wedding in Toronto because D and I had already made the move across the Atlantic.  And really, […]

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Harvest season in the south of France

We said goodbye to our new friends this morning.  I can’t speak for D or les parents but I was left with a feeling of longing.  Maybe I’m being a little melodramatic considering how brief the relationship was, but we had spent a good day together and now my new friends are gone.  Our relationship has changed.  Changed for […]

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Overture, curtains, lights…

Those who know me well know that I have a song for everything.  Today is no exception.  I’m channeling Loony Tunes right now so if you know the tune you can sing along.  (And yes, I know all the words.)    It’s all about openings and beginnings here in Coustellet.  I’m talking about no greater occasion […]

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Let’s get moving – la suite

Yes, D and I left the house and ventured on a mini road trip. From les parents we chose to go left along route d’Apt because it was sunnier in that direction.  We didn’t think we could out-drive the rain and the clouds but we were optimistic. We ended up in Ménerbes.  Sadly, we didn’t […]

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Let’s get moving

I find I’m bored. I’m bored of doing nothing.  I’m bored of surfing seloger.com to find an apartment with measurements I don’t understand.  Enough of this surfing and let’s get on with it. Okay, maybe I’m stretching things here and I’m overreacting just a pinch.  It’s the way I feel though.  As much as I […]

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Here comes the sun…

(Piglet, you have to know that I was thinking of you when I chose the title for today’s blog.  Yes, another song as inspiration!) Today, the sun decided to make an appearance.  Le papy and I went with D to the Avignon TGV station this morning.  By 8:30 am it was already 19 degrees.  Ah, […]

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How quickly things change

D and I left Paris by TGV for Avignon on Friday afternoon.  I have to tell you that I’ve always enjoyed taking the train.  Okay, maybe that’s not true.  I’ve always loved the idea of travelling by train and seeing how the landscape and communities change as you move from one part of the country to […]

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