Monthly Archives: February 2014

Roll Out the Barrel

I field tripped with the BWC to tour a company that makes wine barrels.  It was fascinating and I was surprised at the craftsmanship and individual attention devoted to each barrel.  I was also very aware that this could not happen in … Continue reading

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My Darling Clementines

Wintertime is clemen-time.  Or at least that’s what I always believed.  How can you not become addicted to those miniature easily peeled seedless orbs with enough juice to quench your thirst on a dry Sahara day when the furnace has … Continue reading

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Tapping

I don’t remember ever posting twice in one day.  I am participating in a webinar about tapping which is an exercise of sorts for healing and wellness.  Over ten days and about 30 sessions anywhere from 20 -60 minutes each, I … Continue reading

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6 Month Check-up

Today is my six month anniversary of arriving in Bordeaux, France.  Here are the top ten ways that I’ve become a little more frenchified: 1.     There isn’t a week (sometimes a day) that goes by without a baguette. 2.    I’m going … Continue reading

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Adding a Star

Bordeaux has been deemed worthy of another Michelin star in their Green Guides.  Going from two to three is a big deal and bound to put the city on more regional and country tour itineraries.  It wasn’t always so.  I’ve … Continue reading

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Renovation

One of my friends bought a ground floor flat about ten minutes up the street from me.  The entire building has three floors, very high ceilings, a lovely staircase and a private garden.  The exterior was just cleaned and shows … Continue reading

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Two Ideas

One put into practice.  Starting yesterday, I’m setting my phone timer for an hour every time I sit at the computer.  The hour and I get up together to do something else for at least another hour.  So far, I’ve cleaned, … Continue reading

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Da da da da snap snap

For afternoon tv viewing, I was definitely an Addams Family kid.  Gomez and Morticia, Wednesday and what’s his name (google to the rescue-Pugsley), Uncle Fester and Grandmama, Lurch and Thing, and don’t forget Cousin It.  Their crazy house and antics … Continue reading

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Not Exactly April in Paris…

…but heading in the same direction.  Instead, I will spend my birthday trip tiptoeing through the tulips in Amsterdam!  Tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths are some of my favorite flowers and instead of buying myself a bouquet, I’m anticipating full immersion in … Continue reading

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Ski Cross

Edge of my seat excitement as I watched men’s ski cross. France won gold, silver, and bronze.  The commentators are going nuts.  I don’t recall a separation between ceremonies for flowers and medals in previous Games…is this new?  I like it.  … Continue reading

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