Arrived in the small south-western French town that is our main destination for J's studies. The apartment and the views out the windows are beautiful. A winding stone staircase leads down to the shared garden, overlooking a green valley, and within view? The local outdoor swimming pool, less than a 1/4 mile away! Are disappointed to know that our international phone, purchased in USA is the one item we brought that was a waste of space - may contact the supplier to correct the problem - or not; have enjoyed being "unconnected", and will continue to enjoy the sensation. Enjoy our view out the bedroom - far off in the distance is the pool.
When I started this blog in May 2007, it was for the sole purpose of staying in touch with friends and family while we traveled to Europe for three months. I am still staying in touch. "Traveller's Joy" clematis vitalba: Wildflower found throughout southwest Europe/Africa. Used for medicinal purposes and found "climbing and covering" the roadsides of Europe.
We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for potential. ~Ellen Goodman